The 2017 Just Food Conference opened early on a post-Daylight Savings Sunday morning, but the atmosphere in the Cowin Auditorium at Columbia University's Teachers College was far from sleepy. This year's theme, A Call to Collaboration, recognized the timely need to organize and unite. Right from the start, the audience was united in a call-and-response:

"What are we here for?"

"Justice!"

Listen here for the opening remarks and Sunday morning's series of Food Talks.

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[caption id="attachment_41722" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Karen Washington, Board Chair, Just Food Karen Washington, Board Chair, Just Food[/caption]

 

"If we're going to move our food system, it has to be more diverse."

Karen Washington, Board Chair, Just Food