Date(s) - Dec 16, 2020
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the APA Los Angeles Section for the December Edition of the COVID-19 Webinar Series,
When Everything Breaks
CM|1.0 No Fee
The holidays look different for everyone this year, but we can still keep the spirit of the holiday season alive by focusing on food, community, and giving. For this special edition of “When Everything Breaks,” join APA Los Angeles and a panel of food industry experts, community leaders, and activists working to make sure everyone has food on their plates.
The COVID-19 pandemic has massively disrupted the food world, bringing uncertainty, operational hurdles, and economic challenges to an industry that is the lifeblood of Los Angeles. The pandemic has also hit individuals working in the food industry particularly hard, while others who don’t work in the food industry are also struggling to put food on the table. Our moderated panel will talk about how their organizations have pivoted to creating programs that provide food security for the industry community as well as for the broader communities where they are located, and how the planning field can replicate and build off these successes to reduce food insecurity in times of pandemic and beyond.
Jes McBride, Founder of Open Silo (https://www.opensilo.org/)
- Celia Ward-Wallace, Co-founder of South LA Cafe (https://www.southlacafe.com/)
- Othón Nolasco, Co-founder of No Us Without You (https://www.nouswithoutyou.la/)
- Alex Ramirez, Program Manager of the NELA Mercadito at LA Más (https://www.mas.la/)
As part of this free event and in the spirit of holiday giving, we are encouraging participants to contribute to the organizations. Contributions made through this platform will be matched by APA Los Angeles (up to $2,000). Funds will go towards the programs that provide food directly to individuals straining under the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
AICP members who attend this event will:
- Learn about the economic impacts of COVID-19 on the Los Angeles food service industry and workforce;
- Explore the range of food security programs that have been started by small businesses and non-profit organizations in response to COVID-19;
- Understand the potential to expand these programs to provide broader food security resources during the pandemic conditions and beyond; and
- Be presented with, and consider on their own, ways that the LA region can improve systems for providing food security.