2021 Virtual Benefit

ALL IN:

FIGHT FOR

A LIVABLE CLIMATE

A Food & Water Watch Virtual Conference & Benefit

Thursday, September 30, 2021

3:30-8:00pm ET (12:30-5:00pm PT)

We are pleased to announce our first-ever virtual conference!

Join us for this half-day event to learn how we’re fighting for safe food, clean water and a liveable climate – and how you can be part of it. We’ll have exciting education sessions, hands-on trainings and networking rooms for you to share your experiences and learn new skills and strategies for taking action.

Opening Session

Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman

Host and executive producer of Democracy Now!

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host & executive producer of Democracy Now!, an award-winning news program airing on over 1,500 public television and radio stations worldwide. She is a broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter, and author. Amy was the Gold Medal recipient of the United Nations Correspondents Association’s Global Prize for Climate Change Coverage. Through her reporting, Amy holds corporations and the government accountable.

Wenonah Hauter
Wenonah Hauter

Founder & Executive Director of Food & Water Watch

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Wenonah Hauter

Wenonah Hauter is the founder and executive director of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action Fund. Wenonah has three decades of experience campaigning and writing on food, water, energy and environmental issues. She has trained and mentored hundreds of organizers and activists across the country and worked at the national, state and local levels to develop policy positions and legislative and field strategies to secure real wins for communities and the environment.

Schedule At a Glance

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM EST

Welcome Session

Keynote featuring Amy Goodman and Wenonah Hauter

It’s our grounding philosophy that people’s voices matter, and that when we stand together, we can make real change. Hear from keynote speaker Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now!. Amy is an award winning journalist whose rigorous, independent reporting holds corporations and the government accountable.

4:25 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Session Tracks

Choose from 2 exciting tracks of sessions

The conference will feature two tracks of sessions for you to choose from throughout the event. Track 1 will feature informational sessions on pressing issues, including the latest developments with key legislation like the WATER Act and Farm System Reform Act, new research on fossil fuels, and why environmental justice is at the root of our work. Track 2 offers training and skill-building sessions to empower you to take action. Learn how to use your story to inspire change, hold an effective meeting with an elected official or how to amplify the cause on social media.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Virtual Benefit

Featuring special guests, music and more!

Join us for a celebration of our major victories this year, and what lies ahead. We know what’s needed to bring us closer to a future with safe food, clean water and a liveable climate, and It will take all of us to get there. We’ll have special performances and guests to help us celebrate!

SCHOLARSHIP

Students & Young Leaders: Apply for a Scholarship to Attend!

Food & Water Watch is excited to offer scholarship opportunities for students and young leaders to attend our virtual conference and benefit. Students and young leaders are at the forefront of the climate movement, and we want you to join us at the conference to learn and collaborate alongside like-minded people.

Learn more about the scholarship and apply today.

OUR 2020 BENEFIT

Highlights from 2020: Celebrating 15 Years of Food & Watch

Last year, we were honored to be joined by a number of special guests, including Jane Fonda, Mark Ruffalo, Bill Moyers, Sarah Cooper, Representative Jan Schakowsky, Representative Ro Khanna, and many more who offered words of inspiration. Watch the 2020 highlights, and sign up for this year’s event today!

Get Your Tickets

General Tickets Sponsorship Levels

Student & Young Leader

$25.00

  • Link to join virtual conference live on September 30, 2021
  • Membership in Food & Water Watch, includes newsletter
  • Access to session recordings for 30 days after the event

*This ticket type is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students OR those 25 years of age or younger. Students and young leaders may also apply for a scholarship to attend.

Ally

$50.00

  • Link to join virtual conference live on September 30, 2021
  • Membership in Food & Water Watch, includes newsletter
  • Access to session recordings for 30 days after the event
Defender

$150.00

  • All of the above, plus:
  • A Food & Water Watch branded bandana
  • Access to recorded bonus content library
  • Listing on event website
Activist

$500.00

  • All of the above, plus:
  • Sponsors 2 scholarships for students and young leaders to attend
  • Access to a special break room with Food & Water Watch Founder & Executive Director, Wenonah Hauter.

Get Your Tickets

General Tickets Sponsorship Levels

Committee

$1,000.00

  • Link to join virtual conference live on September 30, 2021
  • Membership in Food & Water Watch, includes newsletter
  • Access to session recordings for 30 days after the event
  • A hand-picked bottle of wine shipped to you before the event to enjoy during our closing celebration
  • An exclusive VIP break room to join throughout the day for conversations with staff and special activities
  • Champions Membership in Food & Water Watch, includes special updates and invites to events.
Chair

$2,500.00

  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • Leaders Circle Membership in Food & Water Watch, includes special updates and access and invites to events and leadership
  • Sponsors 4 scholarships for students and young leaders to attend.
Benefactor

$5,000.00

  • All of the above benefits, plus:
  • 5 complimentary tickets for you to extend to friends and family to join you at the event
  • Sponsors 6 scholarships for students and young leaders to attend.
Lead Sponsor

$10,000.00

  • Includes all perks listed in the above sponsorship level; plus:
  • Sponsors 10 scholarships for students and young leaders to attend.

Our Sponsors

We’d like to thank our sponsors for their generous support.
Without you, it truly wouldn’t be possible.


Lead Sponsor

Marilyn and Don Allan

Karen and Dr Alan Warren

Benefactor

Lynne and Karen Azarchi

Beth and Mike Kelley

Chair

Craig Merrilees

Alan T. Messer

Committee

Arden Down

Nancy Bernstein

Susan E. Gladstone

Carol A. Kurtz

Ann H. Logan

Susan Weltman and Steve Jervis

Amy Wolf

Elsa Wood


Our Supporters

Activists

Lara and Ron Katzman

Kathy E. Sykes

Defenders

Beverly G. Bean

Ken Dolsky

Carol E. Gay

Bill Gee

Judith Green

Fred Harrison

Howard Josepher, LCSW

Jennifer Kolarsick

Dr. Judy Kramer

Jan Mardfin

Eileen McInerney

Michael C. Miller

Pamela Olsen

Natalie Pien

Nathan Savin

Ken Schles

Susan Schmitt MD

Donna Skibbe

Carol Soderholm

Jane Torrence

Tamara Tripp

Jennifer Watts

Elaine Weir

Betty Winkler