Monthly Community of Practice: May Nourish & Thrive

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Community of Practice Update

April marked our fourth Nourish and Thrive gathering! A huge thank you to all those who have joined our conversations and contributed to this collaborative network so far! 

Some highlights from our April conversation included: 

  • Open sharing of diverse possible community listening opportunities, including dinner table conversations at community meals, town hall style meetings, drop-in community chat times, program surveys offered in multiple languages & more. 
  • Discussions around the ways in which community listening creates meaningful spaces for (un)learning as well as creating and deepening connections with & between community members.  
  • Members reflecting on the significant & often challenging role of frontline staff in engaging in community listening & subsequently amplifying community stories to help guide organizational programming, resources & advocacy efforts. 

Thursday, May 23rd from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Language Matters: Centering (Food) Justice in Our Daily Conversations  

Language shapes our perceptions, attitudes and actions, making it a powerful potential lever for driving positive change in our organizations. 

In this session, we will explore how our words can either reinforce or challenge existing inequalities and power dynamics within our communities.  We’ll also discuss strategies for centering food justice principles in our everyday conversations, whether it’s engaging with community members, partners, or policymakers.  

For any questions or additional information, please contact our Engagement Lead, Delanie, at  

We can’t wait to welcome new and familiar faces to Nourish & Thrive together! 

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