Oct 16, 2018
Town Hall Seattle, Northwest Harvest, and PCC present
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CANCELLED: Northwest Harvest Panel
Food Insecurity and Justice
Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:30PM
The Summit on Pike (Capitol Hill)

This event has been cancelled. All tickets have been refunded.


Widespread hunger isn’t just the absence of food—it’s the absence of justice. When our systems are broken, the most vulnerable in our state suffer the most. Food justice aligns itself with the primary goals of social justice, demanding equal opportunity and access to basic rights and needs. Among other issues, food justice is about providing equitable access to nutritious food for everyone. So how do we get there? How do we start to fix the problems rooted in systemic inequalities and racism that have created a landscape where certain communities are suffering far more than others? Join Northwest Harvest and Town Hall Seattle for a panel conversation alongside our partners in the fight for food justice.

Thomas Reynolds is the CEO of Northwest Harvest. He has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership focused on fighting poverty, hunger, and other forms of social and economic injustice across the globe. In the 1990s, Thomas developed social enterprises in San Francisco to address joblessness and poverty among youth. After working in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, he served as Vice President of Program, Partnerships and Learning at CARE. He was responsible for designing, implementing, and resourcing a broad range of anti-poverty programs across 95 countries.

Taylor Hoang is a serial entrepreneur and inspired leader for Seattle’s small business and Asian communities. She is the owner of five Pho Cyclo Cafés, Lavender Jade Catering, Maxwella Café and Bar, and District One Saigon. She is also the founder and Executive Director of the Ethnic Business Coalition, and founder of EthnicSeattle.com. A community mentor and award-winner for her business acumen, Taylor also currently serves on Seattle’s new Small Business Advisory Council.

Shamso Issak is the Executive Director of Living Well Kent. Shamso works with nonprofits to build collaborative, adaptive, innovative and sustainable partnerships. She supports clients in need of technical assistance to create lasting partnerships that achieve business results. She also supports and volunteers with several nonprofits including serving on the board of Northwest Harvest and as Board President of the Center for Ethical Leadership in Seattle.


Presented by Town Hall Seattle, Northwest Harvest, and PCC.

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