Social Justice at the Table: a panel discussion on the intersections of local food and social justice
Over the past 20 years, there has been a worldwide movement towards social justice in the global food system. We have worked hard to push for fair wages, equal opportunities and cultural sensitivity for our global farmers. But what have we been doing at home to ensure that we break down the barriers of race, culture and sex to provide fair and equal access to food and farming for all Canadians? At this special event, you will hear from three speakers from across Ontario talk about the obstacles to social justice they have experienced and how they are working with their community to overcome them.
Leticia Deawuo, Black Creek Community Farm - Toronto
Josephine Grey, St Jamestown Community Co-op/OASIS Community Garden - Toronto
Doug Dowhos, TeamWerks Co-op - Thunder Bay
Traveling to the event:
Carpooling: if your interested in catching a ride or sharing space in your vehicle, we have a carpool list to help co-ordinate rides.
Have more questions? Contact us by email at info(at)localfoodandfarm.coop or by calling us 1-705-483-5001
Part of our 10th Annual Assembly
This panel discussion is part of Local Food and Farm Co-ops (LFFC)'s 10th Annual Assembly. Please note that no meals are included in this ticket. This year, being the 10th Assembly, we have decided to change the structure a little and are having a panel discussion with speakers from across the local food industry including farmers, change-makers, and business owners to local food advocates who are seeing and experiencing the changes in the local food system, particularly in the past 5-10 years. In addition, we are still hosting our workshops and as well as sessions specifically geared towards each type of co-operative, governance, public speaking, member engagement, our troubleshooting sessions, and much more!