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Sow much thought for social change

Robin Emmons, founder of Sow Much Good, is bringing together a group for talks on food and social justice.
Robin Emmons, founder of Sow Much Good, is bringing together a group for talks on food and social justice. Jeff Willhelm/Observer files

“Food for Change” is the title of a community event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17. The group Sow Much Good, founded by Robin Emmons, is bringing together several local and national speakers to talk about how to use food as an agent for social justice.

Speakers include Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, as the keynote speaker. Other speakers include Charlotte chef Clark Barlowe of Heirloom, urban-revitalization strategist Majora Carter, activist and filmmaker Byron Hurt, and Dr. Jewel Hariston, dean of agriculture at Virginia State University.

Tickets for the full conference at $99 ($150 for VIP priority seating), or $35 for Robb’s speech and a breakfast reception only. The event is at the Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Details and tickets: www.sowmuchgood.org/food-for-change.

Kathleen Purvis: 704-358-5236, @kathleenpurvis

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