WomenShare was born out of the simple conviction that women have a unique role to play in healing our broken food system. This grassroots movement kicked off in the spring of 2013 with a gathering of 140 women leaders on the banks of the Mississippi River in La Crosse, Wisconsin. This inaugural gathering connected women across differences in age, race, and sector who are all passionately making change in today’s good food movement.
For three days, participants engaged in a dynamic program designed to provoke new ways of thinking and surface the collective wisdom that will lead us to a healthy, sustainable and just food system for all. Threads of art, music, and poetry wove together moments of hard-hitting facts with reignited passions and creative solutions. Together, these women imagined the future and shared their collective vision for our food system in a set of provocative propositions to guide us toward the change we seek.
With a new network of change makers and an inspiring coalition of partners, the next steps for the WomenShare movement are ever-unfolding. In the meantime, we invite you to enjoy the harvest of the 2013 gathering. Check out the blog posts below and visit www.womenshare.org for photos, videos, provocative propositions, and more.