Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community - One Day Conference, Atlanta GA Jan. 15th 2018 (MLK Day)

Monday, January 15 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM [EST]

265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA, United States

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Individual Conference Ticket Partial Approval -$50.00

Participants will receive general admission to the conference and are entitled to a copy of the Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community book and admission to the Mindful Meal--where participants and speakers will share a meal together while practicing mindfulness.

VIP Conference Ticket & 1 Year BCA Global Membership (with Welcome Gift) Partial Approval - $150.00

Participants will receive a VIP conference ticket entitling each to a welcome gift bag and an one-year Associate membership to BCA Global (in addition receiving a copy of the Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community book). Designed for entry-level professionals currently employed in food service and/or hospitality, this membership level provides exclusive access BCA Global and MEBC events throughout the year. To learn more about membership benefits, please visit www.bcaglobal.org.

Blacks in Government (BIG) Members Only Partial Approval -Free

This registration option is for Blacks in Government members in good standing with their membership dues. Upon verification of membership, the first 100 particpants will be sponsored.

Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community Sponsorship Support

Sales end on - - 02/23/2018

Sponsorship Opportunities-Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community Atlanta Conference Jan 15, 2018 **Sponsorship supports a specific number of community participants and/or guests to attend the event and receive a copy of MEBC book. January 15th, 2018 $20,000-Patron Level (100 Community Participants/Guests)* Opportunity to address attendees $10,000-Hero Level (50 Community Participants/Guests) $5,000-Champion Level (25 Community Participants/Guests) $2,500-Leader Level (10 Community Participants/Guests) $1,000-Partner Support Additional Sponsor Privileges Verbal recognition of company at General Session Mindful Meal luncheon. Company executive (or representative) BRAND Marketing Promotion Recognition in social media (Twitter and Facebook) Company logo placement on printed and electronic invitation For more information, contact BCA Global at (212) 643-6570 or programs@bcaglobal.org. **For Donations to the National Program Please enter amount and provide full cont

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Event Information

Monday, January 15 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM [EST]

About the Event

Event Information

In today’s changing and challenging environment, health equity in the community remains an unaddressed crisis with fewer resources and tools to empower communities. This one-day event, held January 15, 2018 in Atlanta, GA, marks the launch of a nationwide initiative led by BCA Global to  provide diverse communities with a thoughtful and engaged way to understand how and what we eat. This event will include workshops on mindfulness and food justice, an interactive Mindful Meal, presentations from social justice leaders working in health equity, using powerful community focused stories from the book— Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community. 

Mindful Eating is a transformative program that uses powerful storytelling and culinary exercises to highlight the positive impact of mindfulness and nutrition. Created by a diverse group of chefs, nutritionists, and food activists, the program offers pragmatic strategies to rebuild the connections between diet, culture, faith, the environment and community well-being, with a focus on the deep connection between mindful eating, social justice and sustainability.

 

Registration

BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT (BIG) MEMBERS - FREE

Sales end on 01/15/2018 
This Registration is for BIG paid members in good standing. Upon verification of membership First 100 Attendees will be sponsored.

VIP CONFERENCE TICKET & 1 YEAR BCA GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP - $150

Participants will receive a VIP conference ticket entitling each to a welcome gift bag and a one-year Associate membership to BCA Global (in addition receiving a copy of the Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community book and admission to the Mindful Meal). Designed for entry-level professionals currently employed in food service and/or hospitality, this membership provide exclusive access BCA Global and MEBC events throughout the year and inclusion in our membership directory. To learn more about membership benefits, please visit www.bcaglobal.org.

INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCE TICKET - $50

Participants will receive general admission to the conference and are entitled to a copy of the Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community book and admission to the Mindful Meal--where participants and speakers will share a meal together while practicing mindfulness.

MEBC CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP & NATIONAL PROGRAM SUPPORT

Aside from the brand promotion and visibility at our event, your support directly impacts the local community by providing financial support to BCA Global's Career Development and Outreach programs, in addition to our Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community Initiative, allowing us to invite low-income residents to attend and participate free of charge. Please contact BCA Global for Sponsorship Opportunities at programs@bcaglobal.org. For additional information, click here.

 

Schedule

9 AM -  Registration

Welcome and registration, conference review, registration badge and bag with book

Particpants will be provided with a morning refreshment station with coffee, tea, and fruit.

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Breakout Sessions      

1st Breakout

Food Justice and Racial Equity - Alex Askew (Moderator)

2nd Breakout

Family Health in the Community (Women’s Health-Men’s Health and Children’s Health - Why is Nutrition the Key to Empowerment?) - Brealynn Lee (Moderator)

3rd Breakout

Wisdom Circle/Meditation - How to Start the Practice of Mindfulness and Connect to Your Own Spiritual Power - Kevin Fong (Moderator)

4th Breakout

Cultural Food Heritage is the Truth to Power in Our Community (Ted Talk Style)

Speakers - Chef Ed Nunn, Victor Ruiz and Von Nkosi

12 PM to 1.30 PM - Mindful Meal

Invocation/Blessing and Directional Guidance for Conversation, appreciation and  guidance on consuming the meal mindfully.

2 PM to 4 PM - General Session

Welcome Address 

Keynote Address- Changing Systems to Transform the Health Narrative in Our Community

Faith Led Address - Let’s Move the Community Forward - Take Back Our Health and Restart the Family Table

Closing Remarks - Alex Askew

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About the Organizer

BCA Global is a non-profit culinary, foodservice and educational membership organization. Our mission is to create awareness, exposure and career advancing opportunities for people of color within the culinary industry. We are the only organization that advocates equity in the largest industry in America. We connect young culinary, hospitality and aspiring foodservice professionals with a network of career opportunities within the industry. We also provide much-needed advocacy for equity within all aspects of foodservice. This not only includes career opportunities but also the conversations around the standards necessary for someone of color to be successful in the largest industry in America. The end goal is supporting diversity from a social-economic perspective. We encourage young people to explore the world of culinary arts and hospitality through formal training, professional networking and mentoring. We encourage open discussions about diversity and cultural awareness with hiring managers with the objective of starting engaging conversations through a racial equity lens.

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