[Athen] Next Monday: #LiberatingWebinars presents Food Justice & Disability Justice

Lydia X. Z. Brown lydia at autistichoya.com
Mon Jan 24 10:12:57 PST 2022

Please join the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network for a discussion by
Allilsa Fernandez and Tony Alexander, moderated by Lexie Holden, on food
justice and disability justice.

Monday, 31 January 2022
8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific

Food is a human right, and food justice is a fight against systems that
take that right away. As a community we must ask, how do we bring food
justice to a world that harbors resources for only some groups of people?
How do we navigate the systems that take resources away from marginalized
people, especially disabled people, so everyone can eat, survive, and
thrive? And how do we build a world where food justice becomes a reality
and not just a dream? There are ways to go about this. Please join us in
this conversation as Allilsa, Tony, and Lexie share their insights on food
justice and disability justice.

We will provide ASL interpretation and CART captioning for this event,
which participants will be able to join by video or phone.


*Allilsa Fernandez *is a mental health, disability activist and consultant.
They have worked with companies such as Lionsgate, Facebook and Verizon and
volunteered for Sylvia Rivera Law Project to work on TGNC shelter
organizing and Met counsel on Housing Justice.

*Tony Alexander *currently serves as the Director of Policy & Advocacy for
the Autistic People of Color fund. A graduate of Northeastern University
School of Law, he has spent the last several years working with nonprofit
and community-based organizations, assisting with their advocacy, community
engagement, and policy analysis needs. He has a particular passion for
addressing food justice, disability justice, and racial justice justice. He
also believes in using collective organizing and policy advocacy, through
an intersectional lens, as necessary drivers for bringing about radical,
transformative, and scalable impact.

*Moderator*: *Lexie Holden* serves as the Associate Director of Policy &
Government Relations for the Intertribal Agriculture Council. Her work
centers on uplifting the needs of Native American producers and Tribal
communities, ensuring that their voices have a seat at the table in
national policy. She also leads the Native Farm Bill Coalition, a group of
more than 170 Tribal Nations, as well as Native, Intertribal, and allied
organizations, all working to advance the policy priorities of Indian
Country through the federal farm bill. She is a citizen of the Choctaw
Nation of Oklahoma, a graduate of the University of Chicago, and an alum of
the 27th Class of Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows.


Please note that after registering on EventBrite, you will also receive
instructions for receiving a Zoom link. AWN will host this event on Zoom as
well as livestream to Facebook.

Please direct any questions to Nancy Yang at nyang at awnnetwork.org.

[Photo: Event banner shows vegetables. There are three people. First is
Lexie, a blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman standing in a field of purple
lupines, wearing a yellow shirt. Second is Allilsa, a brown-skinned person
wearing a red sweater on top of a white shirt with a bow tie. Third is
Tony, a young, Black man with short loc’d hair and a dark brown birthmark
covering half his forehead. He’s wearing: a light, gray suit; a white
shirt; and a navy blue tie that has light blue dots all over the tie. Text
says, Food Justice and Disability Justice, 31 Jan 2022 at 8pm Eastern / 5pm
Pacific. The corner shows the AWN logo - a large "a" with a dragonfly on
it, and the words awnnetwork.org. End photo description.]
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