2nd Annual HEAL Summit

March 10-12, 2018  |  Case Western Reserve University  |  Cleveland, Ohio
The HEAL (Health, Environment, Agriculture, and Labor) Food Alliance is excited to host our 2nd Annual Summit. Our theme this year is "Real Food Rising!"

Below is information to help guide your travel. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!
March 10, 11, 12, 2018 

Tinkham Veale University Center
Case Western Reserve University
11038 Bellflower Rd,
Cleveland, OH 44106 

and

University Circle United Methodist Church
1919 East 107th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Travel

Hotel Information

Courtyard Cleveland University Circle
2021 Cornell Road Cleveland Ohio 44106 USA 
(216) 791-5678

Check in: 3PM / Check out: 12pm

Getting To the Hotel
There is no airport shuttle to and from the hotel, but HEAL has you covered! In order to make sure we can get you to the hotel and back,  we need you to fill out this Arrival/Departure Assessment form with your arrival/departure times by Friday February 9th. 

Financial support

HEAL may be able to provide modest financial support for travel and lodging for those affiliated with organizations that are unable to pay for travel. If you have requested financial support and have not heard from HEAL's Operations Manager Sara Leon Guerrero, please email her asap.

*Due to budget constraints, we are prioritizing financial aid requests for individuals who would like to attend the Summit, but find that cost is a prohibitive factor. 

Questions?

Please contact Sara with any travel related questions at Sara@Healfoodalliance.org.

FAQs

Travel & Location

Where is the Summit?
The Summit will take place at the Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University and the University Circle United Methodist Church
Where should I stay?
HEAL has blocked off rooms at a discounted group rate for HEAL Summit participants at the Courtyard Cleveland University Circle. Your rooming needs will be assessed during registration and HEAL’s Operations Manager will be following up with individuals to confirm logistics.
How do I get to and from the airport and hotel?
There is no airport shuttle to and from the hotel, but HEAL has you covered!* In order to make sure we can get you to the hotel and back, we need you to fill out this Arrival/Departure Assessment form with your arrival/departure times by Friday February 9th.

*The opening session starts at 12pm on Saturday, March 10, 2018 and the closing session ends at 4:30pm on Monday, March 12, 2018. Please make your travel arrangements to arrive with sufficient time to check-in the hotel and register. 
I am driving to the conference. Is there parking for me at the hotel?
Yes! Valet parking is available at a discounted rate of $10/day with in and out privileges.
What time will the Summit end on Monday?
The closing session will end at 4:30pm.
I need to leave early. Can I change my checkout time?
Details coming soon!

Bring with you

What should I bring?
Feel free to look fly, but please dress comfortably for this Summit. The weather in Cleveland is variable, so bring layers.

Meals

Are meals included during the Summit?
HEAL will be providing meals on the following days:
Saturday: Lunch and Dinner
Sunday: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Monday: Breakfast and Lunch 

We are excited to announce that all of our lunches and dinners will be catered by the amazing Rid-all Farm

PS: Check out this trail for Soil Brothers, a new doc on the founders of Rid-All Farm!

Program and Sessions

Do I have to sign up for the breakout sessions beforehand?
The HEAL staff will be in touch to let you know what skills-building session you will be attending, based on the preferences you indicated when you registered.

Leisure and Exploring

I want to stay healthy and unwind! Where can I do that?
The Courtyard Cleveland University Circle has a complementary pool and fitness center for guests to use.

Agenda

Please note that daylight savings time will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11th! 
  • Sat March 10
  • Sun March 11
  • Mon March 12
Time Activity Location
11:00 AM REGISTRATION  University Circle United Methodist Church
12:00 PM
WELCOME, GROUNDING AND LUNCH
All
Church Great Hall
2:00  PM BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS TO DEEPEN COLLECTIVE WORK
Breakout Groups

1) Community & Translocal Organizing
2) Dismantling Corporate Control 
3) Cultivating Political Leadership
4) Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex
5) Land Reform
1) Case Student Org Center
2) Case Senior Classroom
3) Case Gaming Room
4) Case Senior Classroom B
5) Church Reception
3:30  PM PLENARY SESSION + FISHBOWL DISCUSSION
All
Church Great Hall
6:30 PM  DINNER CATERED BY RID-ALL FARM! Church Great Hall
Time Activity Location
7:00-8:30 AM BREAKFAST Euclid Room at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Time Activity Location
9:00 AM COLLECTIVE STRATEGY SESSION
All
A deeper dive into HEAL’s theory of change and planning for each of our work areas
Case Ballroom
12:30 PM BREAK
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1:00 PM LUNCH
Church Great Hall
2:00 PM SKILLS BUILDING WORKSHOPS
Breakout groups
1) Storytelling* 
2) Media Spokesperson Training 
3) Non-Violent Direct Action
4) Understanding the HEAL Platform
5) Political Leadership Power Mapping

1) Church Parlor *Starts at 2:30
2) Church Yoder
3) Church Great Hall
4) Church Reception
5) Case 2nd Floor Conference Room
5:30 PM DINNER & ACTIVITIES
All
Rid-All Farm!
Time Activity Location
7:00-8:30 AM BREAKFAST Euclid Room at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Time Activity Location
9:00 AM COLLECTIVE STRATEGY SESSION
All
Join us as we vision our future together!
Church Great Hall
12:00 PM  SUMMIT CLOSING
All
Commitments and farewells
Church Great Hall
1:00 PM LUNCH
All
Church Great Hall 
2:00 PM MEMBER MEETING
All are welcome to attend
Church Great HALL