Social Justice at the Table:

a panel discussion on the intersections of local food and social justice

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Panel Discussion

At our 10th Annual Assembly, Feb 26th 2019 in Guelph

 
 

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 the province that talk about the obstacles to social justice they have experienced and how they are working with their community to overcome them.

Speakers:

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: 

The Ignatius Jesuit Centre is located just off of Highway 6, in Guelph.  Here's a map to help with navigation.

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! 

TICKET PRICE UPDATE:

In order to aim for a more inclusive and accessible event, our tickets are $18+HST if purchased ahead of time, or PWYC available at the door of our event on Tuesday February 26th.