Arif Ullah organizes neighbors through a non-profit organization called Citizen's Committee for New York City. Arif will be speaking and hosting a workshop about community organizing at the 2013 Just Food Conference. Hear how the Citizen's Committee for New York City helps small community groups get connected to city government and outside funding. Learn the importance of knowing the nuances of different communities in organizing! How has the culture of data-gathering burdened the recipients of grants? Tune into this segment to hear about some of the successful initiatives that the Citizen's Committee for New York City have funded! This program has been sponsored by Heritage Foods USA.
"We have resources, we have talents. We use our resources and talents at businesses that do not have commitments to the community, so we try to connect these resources back to the community." [7:40]
-- Arif Ullah of Citizen's Committee for New York City