Yale Food System Symposium

Cultivating A Resilient Food Future

February 23-26, 2021


Day One Cooking Workshop

Cooking Workshop

Feb 23 | 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Join the women of Sanctuary Kitchen in a cooking demonstration of Iraqi Fasuliya, a white bean and tomato stew! Sanctuary Kitchen is a program of CitySeed with the goal to promote and celebrate the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugees resettled in Connecticut and create economic and community development opportunities. Bring your ingredients to your computer and follow along at home!

Thank you to the Yale Center for Business and the Environment for sponsoring this workshop!

Sanctuary Kitchen by CitySeed

Sanctuary Kitchen, a program of CitySeed in partnership with a network of community volunteers, was formed in 2017 to promote and celebrate the culinary traditions, cultures, and stories of refugees resettled in Connecticut.

We believe that refugees and immigrants arrive here with the potential to contribute their own unique skills and passions to the diverse and changing face of the Greater New Haven Area. By going beyond the headlines and creating opportunities for meaningful encounters through food, Sanctuary Kitchen aims to create economic development opportunities for refugees and immigrants, improve cultural understanding, mutual appreciation, and build a stronger sense of community.

Day 1


Day 2

Panels and Discussion

Day 3

Panels and Discussion

Day 4

Panel and
Closing Workshop

Mission Statement

"The purpose of resilience is not to build the capacity to endure more harm. We build resilience to be more skillful in confronting the systems that have harmed us.”

These words, from Dignity and Power Now, inspire and ground this symposium. This conference seeks to explore the tensions between the food system that already exists and how we can build a more justice-, human-, and earth-oriented food system. We will bring together visionaries, painting the picture of what it means to build a food system that is resilient to human and natural disruptions and also oriented towards access to sustaining, culturally appropriate food for all.

Thank you to our sponsors!