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In November 2012, WhyHunger convened a gathering of all three regional networks  engaged in the Building Community Power for Food Justice project- Mississippi, Arizona and California. The three-day gathering in Patagonia, Arizona brought together 40 grassroots leaders from all three networks as well as nationally recognized food justice leaders, and WhyHunger staff. Through workshops, site visits, theater, local work projects, and community cooking activities, participants experienced and explored multiple layers of transformative organizing: the relationship to oneself, the relationships between each other, our relationship to the system, and how all of those relationships are impacted by the current landscape of the food system. These notes reflect the outcomes and highlights from the retreat.