UPCOMING EVENTS

Fri, Apr 24
Zoom https://umn.zoom.us/j/657440471
BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) Metro Response to COVID-19 Meeting #3
Join others to heal, gather updates, and explore current issues related to COVID-19 and the metro food system.
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Thu, Apr 23
https://umn.zoom.us/j/96697271362
Food Waste Working Group
Come together with others to start providing a more strategic and coordinated response to food waste issues in the metro region.
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Fri, Apr 17
Zoom https://umn.zoom.us/j/636991662
Transportation Working Group
Explore current issues of Transportation and the potential for this group to respond to provide a more coordinated and strategic response in the metro.
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Wed, Apr 15
Zoom https://umn.zoom.us/j/332570634
Farming / Gardening Working Group
Explore current issues of Farming / Gardening and how this group could potentially provide a more coordinated and strategic response in the metro.
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Thu, Apr 09
Zoom https://umn.zoom.us/j/375661709
Food Waste Working Group
Explore issues related to Food Waste and how this group could potentially provide a more coordinated and strategic response to the issue in the metro region.
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Fri, Apr 03
Zoom
BYOL Metro Response to COVID-19 #2
Bring Your Own Lunch for a meeting where we will have a brief healing session followed by breakout groups and a group discussion on how to have a more coordinated and strategic response to COVID-19.
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Fri, Mar 27
Zoom
BYOL Metro Response to COVID19
Starting this Friday, we are holding regular Zoom meetings for metro food system leaders, advocates, and professionals to gather. Together we will cook, eat, heal, vent, get updates, and generate a more strategic and coordinated response to this crises.
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Tue, Sep 24
UROC
MFAN Building Relationships Workshop
Food justice work is dependent on relationship. Come to learn how to be an impactful relationship builder.
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Thu, Sep 05
UROC
MFAN Power Mapping Workshop
We'll learn how to harness personal networks to maximize and influence change within the Minnesota food system. You'll not only power map your network, but learn how to teach others the skill of power mapping.
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Wed, Aug 14
Arlington Hills Library
MFAN Q3: Exploring Organizational Practices for Advancing Racial Equity in the Food System
Come to learn how you can advance equity in your organization by shifting practices related to hiring, program planning, work culture, etc.
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Wed, Jun 19
UROC
MFAN Transportation Action Team
Join us to work together to support people who qualify for medical assistance (and other similar programs) to get free rides to grocery store/pharmacies.
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Wed, Jun 05
Cimarron Farm
Washington County MFAN Pop-Up
MFAN is traveling to Washington County! Washington County Public Health and Environment, Cimarron Farm, Our Community Food Projects, Second Harvest Heartland, Newport Farmers Market, Washington County WIC, and FamilyMeans invite you to join us for an MFAN Pop-up Event!
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Wed, May 15
UROC
MFAN Q2 It Takes a Village - Your Role in Equity-Based Regional Food Systems Action Planning
Together we will be building a common understanding how we can co-create an equity-based regional food systems plan. From leveraging funding, to building relationships, and bringing your content expertise, we all have a role to play in this work. Collaboration is our key to success.
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Fri, Mar 08
La Doña Cervecería
MFAN Q1: Launching Regional Food Systems Action Planning
At this meeting we will still be launching our first network-wide initiative to create an equity-based regional food systems action plan. We will be hearing from local experts and providing time to reflect and share with other food systems advocates. We will also learn about the MFAN Action Teams.
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Wed, Nov 14
Arlington Hills Community Center
MFAN Q4: Moving from Silos to Syngergies | Using Evaluation to Self-Organize
At this meeting we'll be discussing the potential of the network creating a regional food systems plan and we'll breakout into groups related to sector of the food system, racial equity, and policy/advocacy to see where there is affinity for moving to action together.
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Tue, Sep 18
Highland Park Library
Local Gov't Action Team Meeting
The Local Government Action Team is a network of local food access advocates working on multiple issues and engaging across multiple policy levers within local/regional governments in the Twin Cities.
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Fri, Sep 07
The Wedge Table
MFAN Ripple Effect Mapping
In order to continue to work towards our important mission, MFAN must be able to "sell" the importance of the network to it's stakeholders. Ripple Effect Mapping is a fun and interactive way to understand the intended and UNintended outcomes of our work through storytelling and conversation.
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Tue, Aug 21
Mount Calvary Lutheran Church
MFAN Regional Bus Trip, sponsored by the Local Gov't Action Team
How well do YOU know the 7-county Metro area? What are the food access challenges across the region? Join fellow community food advocates to LEARN about communities across the region and SEE firsthand changes impacting food access in our region!
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Wed, Aug 15
Minneapolis American Indian Center
Quarter 3 MFAN Meeting
Food Sovereignty
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Wed, May 16
Location TBD
Quarter 2 MFAN Meeting
Build Your Personal Equitable Policy Action Plan
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Tue, Apr 24
Holy Land
Critical Conversations on Race Debrief
Debrief and determine next steps for continuing the conversations.
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Tue, Apr 10
University of Minnesota Urban Research a
Critical Conversations on Race in the Food System - Accountability Requires Action
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Sat, Mar 24
6129 2nd Ave S
MFAN Pop-Up Party
Join us for a home cooked dinner and great conversation about food access policy. Hosted in collaboration with the Good Food Access Campaign in their week of action. BYOB
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Wed, Mar 21
1700 University Ave W
Critical Conversations on Race in the Food System - Organizational Equity Assessment
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Wed, Feb 21
Hallie Q Brown Community Center Inc
Quarter 1 MFAN Meeting
The Power of A Network: What Can We Do Better Together?
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Tue, Jan 30
University of Minnesota Urban Research a
Local Government Action Team
Julie Ralston Aoki from the Public Health Law Center will be joining us to demonstrate how the Healthy Food Policy Project tool can help our groups move forward on local government policy initiatives. She'll also give the group a primer what preemption means, and why our work with local governments
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Tue, Jan 16
University of Minnesota Urban Research a
Critical Conversations on Race in the Food System - White Affinity Group - Owning Our Whiteness
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Tue, Jan 09
University of Minnesota Urban Research a
Critical Conversations on Race in the Food System - BIPOC Affinity Group - Healing from Racism
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Thu, Dec 21
Tracy's Saloon & Eatery
MFAN Happy Hour
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Thu, Dec 21
University of Minnesota Urban Research a
Metro Community Meal Debrief
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