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2013 Sustainable Agriculture Lecture Featuring Maya Wiley

February 27, 7 pm at the Durham Armory

Sponsorship Information

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems and the NC Agricultural Foundation Inc., are very pleased to announce that Maya Wiley will deliver CEFS’ Annual Sustainable Agriculture Lecture on February 27 at 7 pm at the Durham Armory (220 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701). Ms. Wiley’s free lecture, titled “Unmasking Inequities: Building Toward a More Just Food System for All”, promises to be both stimulating and thought-provoking.  We hope that it will spark further dialogue around food justice and creating equitable and fair food systems accessible by all North Carolinians.

Maya Wiley

Maya Wiley is the Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion, a national public policy strategy organization that works to unite public policy research and grassroots advocacy to transform structural racial inequity into structural fairness and inclusion.  Ms. Wiley graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1989 and is a frequent speaker on the national stage and author of many influential policy articles.

Sponsorships are still available!  Sponsoring the CEFS Annual Sustainable Agriculture Lecture featuring Maya Wiley will help your business or organization connect with food system participants including producers, food systems entrepreneurs, food justice advocates, youth, economic developers, health professionals, and others.  It will send a powerful message that your business or organization cares about justice in our food system and is committed to supporting an open and meaningful dialogue around food justice issues here in North Carolina.

In addition to the Lecture, your sponsorship also supports all associated events
, including our Friends of CEFS reception just prior to the Lecture, a high school speaking engagement and community luncheon in Goldsboro, a food justice leadership dinner, and a dialogue with faculty, administrators, and students at NC A&T SU in Greensboro, NC.

The CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Lecture series has traditionally featured dynamic and world-renowned thinkers and doers including Carlo Petrini, founder of the international Slow Food organization; Judy Wicks, co-founder of Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE); Will Allen, MacArthur Genius Award recipient and founder of Growing Power, Inc.; and USDA Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Kathleen Merrigan.  Our lectures typically attract at least 500 participants, and often are standing-room only.

CEFS, now approaching its 20th anniversary, is a partnership of NC State University, NC A&T State University, and the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  We are proud to help stimulate a statewide dialogue about food justice as a critical component of food systems. Through your sponsorship support, we can contribute to a vibrant and just future for agriculture in North Carolina.


Click here to download the sponsorship information and pledge form (.pdf).


Alternatively, secure American Express, Discover, Mastercard and Visa sponsorships may be made at


Please contact Nancy Creamer at 919- 515-9447 or with any additional questions.


CEFS and the CEFS Lecture Series fundraising efforts operate under the auspices of the NC Agricultural Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization - Tax ID: 56-6049304.


Lead Sponsor

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Compass Group North America

Compass Group North America is the Lead Sponsor for CEFS' 2013 Sustainable Agriculture Lecture featuring Maya Wiley.

Visionary Sponsor

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Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is the Visionary Sponsor for CEFS' 2013 Sustainable Agriculture Lecture featuring Maya Wiley.



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