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Black Agriculture Summit 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Michael Harris
Location Details:
Elihu Harris State Building Auditorium
1515 Clay Street
Downtown Oakland, California

Black Agriculture Summit 2010
Let's Move! “Our Future, Our Food, and Our Health"

Media Contacts: Tanikka Cunningham (888) 415-2667x702 tcunningham [at]
Michael Harris (916) 997-2451 blackagriculture [at]

Let's Move! Our Future, Our Food, and Our Health."

Oakland, CA (July 14, 2010) Hand to Hand Marketing Black Expo and Healthy Solutions hosts the Black Agriculture Summit 2010 at the Elihu Harris California State Building Auditorium featuring a free community forum toward creating a National Black Agriculture Action Agenda.

This will be the first event of this kind in Oakland, California where obesity, chronic diseases, and poverty are among highest in the state. The event will focus on healthy eating, nutrition, exercise, food and agriculture, while raising awareness about the renaissance of Black Farmers in America.

"Our communities need more resources that teach and help our community members build upon helping themselves live healthier lives. We look for this Black Agriculture Summit to be another stepping stone to empower our communities" says Tanikka Cunningham, Executive Director of Healthy Solutions.

The basic idea of this Black Expo Weekend is to "give practical and hands on tools that will help community members live healthier lives now, while celebrating the history of food in the Black Community" says Cunningham.

The Black Agriculture Summit theme this year will be "Let's Move! Our Future, Our Food, and Our Health and will feature:

• Introduction to our National Model, Healthy Solutions Produce Cooperative
• Let's Move! Toolkit for Community and Faith Based Organizations
• Cooking demonstrations and food tastings
• and other activities associated with eating healthy and exercise.

The USDA and California Farm Service Agency are confirmed participants in the event as well as various local and national organizations. The Festival will feature The Ultimate Salad Competition with the flow like an "Iron Chef" competition for youth, who will build what they think is the Ultimate Salad from fresh fruits and vegetables. The Ultimate Salad Competition will have several judges including the Director in the Center for Partnerships with Health and Human Services.

What: Black Agriculture Summit 2010
When: July 15, 2010 1:00 p.m. ~ 4:30 p.m.
Where: Elihu Harris California State Auditorium
1515 Clay Street, Oakland, California
Cost: Free- Everyone is invited

For more information about the Black Agriculture Summit 2010


Healthy Solutions, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to enhance the lives of the underserved, underprivileged, and/or marginalized and to help them make informed decisions. Healthy Solutions vision is to create equitable communities by creating community based food systems allowing all community members 1) access to healthy affordable foods, 2) quality jobs through agriculture, and 3) education and training on nutrition and exercise.
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