Planting a Seed for Accessibility in Urban Growing Spaces
This teach-in will promote a social model of disability in accessible design of growing spaces and empower communities to address accessibility issues with an inclusive language and mindset. Attendees will leave with strategies to facilitate "agrability" in their communities’ growing spaces. We will facilitate a dialogue on the importance of people with disabilities having the autonomy to participate in urban growing spaces.
This workshop is for those looking to create inclusionary urban growing spaces and building more just food systems in urban areas!
About the Presenters
Jenna Shelton - Food Justice Intern
Jenna is a Summer 2016 SELC intern. She is a rising senior at UC Berkeley studying conservation and resource studies and public policy. She is also passionate about finding policy solutions that support and empower resilient communities. Her primary interests at SELC involve community advocacy and empowerment, sustainable food systems, and decentralized energy systems. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking, being in nature, and relaxing in the sun.
Ryan Gladych - Economic Justice & Community Development Intern
Ryan is a rising 2L at University of Wisconsin Law School where he plans to study housing and community economic development law as well as food and agricultural law. He is a California native, health and wellness enthusiast, novice urban gardener, and armchair philosopher. His passion for social and economic justice work began when he first volunteered at the Catholic Worker in Santa Ana, CA, where he realized that he felt most satisfied when being in service to others. After law school, Ryan intends to use his economic and legal training to support and advise mission driven businesses and entrepreneurs.
Oakland, CA 94612
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