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San Francisco

How You Can Change the Future of Food

This program has been canceled.

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Food. It is one of the most fundamental aspect of our lives, connects deeply to our cultures, and impacts everything from the air we breathe to the water we drink to the climate we depend on. In the context of worsening climate shocks and an ongoing epidemic of needless hunger and diet-related illnesses, we dive deep into conversation with two Bay Area food system changemakers talking about a vision of food that includes us all: that provides good, healthy, accessible food for everyone one of us.

We will be in conversation with Navina Khanna, executive director of the HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture and Labor) Food Alliance, and national bestselling author Anna Lappé of Real Food Media and the Panta Rhea Foundation. Together, they will share their own food journeys as share stories of how our food system connects to the biggest issues of our time—from the climate crisis to racial justice—and what we can each do about it. Please join us for what will be a fascinating and inspiring conversation!

MLF Organizer
Patty James

This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

A Nutrition, Food & Wellness Member-led Forum program. Forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.

Photos courtesy the speaker.

Mon, Jun 26 / 3:00 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Navina Khanna

Co-founder and Founding Executive Director, HEAL Food Alliance

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Anna Lappé

Author; Sustainability Advocate; Founder and Strategic Advisor, Real Food Media; Director, Food Sovereignty Fund, Panta Rhea Foundation

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Patty James

M.S., N.C. Nutritionist; Chef; Author; Chair, Nutrition, Food, and Wellness Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club of California—Moderator


2:30 p.m. doors open & check-in
3–4 p.m. program
4–4:30 p.m. book signing
(all times PDT)