When God gives us talents, we are entrusted to be good stewards of those precious gifts.
I take my work as a pastor, speaker, workshop presenter and food justice scholar seriously. I am a firm believer that God calls us to consider ways in which we can work collectively for the building of God's kingdom/kin-dom and to partner in a way that is equitable, fair and just.
This workshop utilizes the elements of effective storytelling as a tool to create narratives that raise awareness about food injustices, while also examining the effect on the most vulnerable in our communities.
This workshop will impact and inform how to be alert and aware of the unjust conditions in your community - and ways to help your neighbors.
This workshop is specifically designed for faith-based leaders and examines the biblical mandates and responsibilities of what it means to be good stewards of the land that God has entrusted us to manage. What happens when the understanding of "dominion" is damaged? How does that lead to gentrification, famines and displacement? And how do we live into our role as stewards who care about our neighbors?
This workshop is specifically for women and/or young girls with the focus on understanding the power of your voice and how to use it effectively to speak truth to power, to call out injustices, to honor yourself as God's creation and to move from the marginalized spaces to your God-given space within the Beloved Community.
How do you see God at work in your life, in the community where you live and in the world? Is your faith limited to how you practice it in worship settings or do you live your faith out loud? This workshop looks at examining the Sacred Text through the lens of the marginalized, the least and last - and how the gospel calls us to respond to the callous ways that people are oppressed based on socio-economic status, gender and ethnicity.
Food insecurity is real and it affects more people than you think. While temporary solutions like food pantries are short-term responses, what are the long-term responses that we should consider? How do we craft the language to talk about advocacy, policies and calling the injustice what it really is ---food apartheid? This workshop helps to build the framework that leads to actionable implementation.
Check out these sites to learn more about my work.
Food and Faith Podcast: Facing Food Insecurity in Texas
Unleashed Podcast with Eva Melton
Fully Yours: Tilling Land, Tilling Justice with Eva Englert-Jessen
Somewhere in the Middle: Fighting Against Food Deserts
Food As a Human Right
Texas Mobile Institute: The Politics of Food ~ Health Disparities and the Epidemic of Food Insecurity in TX (a partnership with Vanderbilt Divinity School's Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative)
I Was Just Thinking with Norma Adams Wade
Collective Grief in The Book of Ruth
Unleashed Podcast with Eva Melton
Food Is Political: How Food Apartheid Is Deeply Impacting
Bread For the World's Black August: Food Freedom and Liberation
Visible Magazine: Wading in Womanist Waters
Freedom: Juneteenth and Politics at the Cookout
Bread For the World
Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions
El Paso Healthy Financing Initiative
Funky Town Fridge
Grow Southeast in Fort Worth
The Oak Cliff Veggie Project
New Leaf Agriculture