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Embracing Food Justice

Transforming Our Food Systems from Seed to Table


7:00pm
- 9:30pm
Monday October 6 2014

Venue: Room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre
Address: 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cost: Free
Accessibility: All our events are held in wheel & scooter accessible venues, close to accessible washrooms. In order to enable people to attend without experiencing hardship, bus tickets and money for childcare is available upon request. We aim to create a scent-reduced space - please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented products. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be provided at this event. For more info, contact us on (778) 782-5339 or info@sfpirg.ca.

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Our relationship to food, especially in cities, is a complex one and for many of us it is characterized by disconnection. However, food—and how it is produced, distributed, accessed, and eaten—is central to the intersecting social, cultural, environmental, and economic crises of our time. A food justice movement has arisen in recent years that seeks to address the structural inequalities of colonialism, racism, capitalism, classism, gender inequities (and more) that are inherent in our food systems.

This global food justice movement seeks to transform our food systems from seed to table and to provide equitable, sustainable and just ways forward. Join us for an exciting evening that aims to offer insight into the food justice movement and to provide strategies for transforming our place in the food systems we are part of. Talk followed by Q & A.

SPEAKERS:

LeyAnn Meau (Guerrilla Gardeners Coordinator, Purple Thistle)
Cease Wyss (Indigenous Food Sovereignty Activist)
Paul Taylor (Executive Director of Gordon Neighbourhood House)

FACILITATOR:

Heather Gies (Food Sovereignty MA Student at SFU & SFPIRG Staff Member)

Organizer:info@sfpirg.ca

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