2013 Sunday Plenary: A Faithful Table
Dominic Barrett of Shalom Farms, Gerardo Reyes Chavez of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and Barbie Izguerido from Witnesses for Hunger served as a series of practical responses to the issue of food justice presented by keynote speaker Dr. Nancy Cardoso Pereira from Brazil in this Sunday morning plenary.
Dr. Nancy Cardoso Pereira, Member of the Pastoral Land Commission and Professor of Ancient History, Porto Alegre Institute of the Methodist Church, Brazil
Dominic Barrett, Shalom Farms
Dominic Gibbons Barrett came to United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond and Shalom Farms as Director in March of 2010. He was drawn to UMUMR by his lifelong passion for social justice, a desire to find sustainable ways to empower communities, and an obsession with all things food. He came to UMUMR from Palmetto Project in Charleston, SC were he coordinated their statewide Youth, Families and Schools Programs. Prior to that he worked in Washington for Ashoka’s Youth Venture, helping youth 12-20 start their own social ventures. He is a native of Lynchburg, VA and a graduate of Elon University where he was an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow. Outside of work he can be found on a basketball court or in a thrift store, usually with either his younger brother Zachary or his “Little Brother” Devonte.
Shalom Farms is a nonprofit community farm project with the overarching goal of increasing food security in the Richmond region, particularly in low-income urban neighborhoods. Together we grow healthy food, families, and friends.
Representative from Witnesses to Hunger, Philadelphia