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Shabbat Speaker Series & Service: Farms, Food, & Justice
August 3, 2018 @ 6:45 pm
Join us at the Loose Park Pavilion for our monthly Shabbat speaker series on August 3rd. Hear from Carol Smith of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center. Our program begins at 6:45 PM.
Carol is a life-long social justice advocate that has spent the past two decades directing and advocating for programs and policies that fight poverty and create opportunity. In the 1980’s Carol played a critical regional role responding to the farm crisis, which devastated scores of Midwestern farmers. During that period she worked with farmers, faith groups and others on behalf of the Jewish community to oppose the anti-semitic and racist organizing that was exploiting the farmers’ tragedies, and advocated for sound, sustainable policy solutions. Today, Carol sits on the board of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center where she continues to advocated for progressive solutions to the challenges of family farmers and rural communities.