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Environment, Food & Sustainability: act

Environment, Food, & Sustainability Events

Third Annual Workshop On Food Justice and Peace: Bringing Theory and Practice Together
Host: Michigan State University
Date: 15-16 May, 2015
Location: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
While there is currently a large amount of work done on food justice both on the ground and in academia, very little of it connects insights gained in both arena. This workshop aims to help scholars and practitioners identify and address the challenges and opportunities in food justice, particularly coming out of the local food movement. The conference will span two days: both days will combine participant presentations with engagements with local initiatives already working in their communities to respond to food justice issues. Academic papers are encouraged to be aimed at a broad audience, and would ideally focus on how theory can interact with practice.

Closing the Hunger Gap
Host: Portland Food Bank, CTHG National Network
Date: 13-16 Sep, 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Join food banks, farms, and organizations focused on health, education, and food justice for three days of critical discussion and action planning towards ending hunger and cultivating a more just food system.
Enjoy skill-building courses, engaging speakers, field trips to community food system innovators, and fantastic local food while sharing resources and making connections with anti-hunger and food justice advocates.

Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative 2015 Gathering
Host: Chicago Local Empowerment Group (LEG), Local Partners and Growing Power’s Chicago Office
Date: 25-27 Sep, 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Details TBA. GFJI’s Mission:  The Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative is a new initiative aimed at dismantling racism and empowering low-income and communities of color through sustainable and local agriculture. This comprehensive network views dismantling racism as a core principal which brings together social change agents from diverse sectors working to bring about new, healthy and sustainable food systems and supporting and building multicultural leadership in impoverished communities throughout the world.