Our friends at KAMII congregation are hosting a Food Justice & Sustainability Weekend from January 17 to 19 inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr. and by Tu B’Shevat, an “ancient agricultural tax day that was reinterpreted to have spiritual significance by the Jewish mystics in the middle ages…now considered the Jewish arbor day.”
NeighborSpace’s own Ben Helphand will be giving a workshop entitled “Land Trusts, Leases, And Lawns: Access To Urban Land For Growing.” For more information, a complete schedule and to register for workshops and Sunday lunch, visit KAMII’s MLK weekend website.
5th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.
Food Justice and Sustainability Weekend
Tu B’shevat, Food Forests, and Sustainable Urban Design
AM Isaiah Israel’s strong commitment to social justice is exemplified by its award-winning, nationally recognized food justice and sustainability program. Since it was founded in 2009, the program has grown, harvested, and donated more than 12,000 pounds of fresh food. In addition, KAMII’s social justice committee presents an annual program devoted to equal access to healthy food and sustainable land use in celebration of the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
All events are free of charge and open to the public.
The weekend’s events are held at:
KAM Isaiah Israel
1100 East Hyde Park Boulevard | Chicago, IL 60615
773 924 1234