Advancing Food Justice and Equity Conference

October 23rd 2019. 08:00 to 19:00

FoodShare Toronto is organizing a full-day gathering focused on taking action around issues of race and oppression in the food system and food movement.

About the conference

In Toronto, racialized folks are three times more likely to be food insecure and twice as likely to grow up in poverty. This gathering is focused on issues of race and oppression in the food system and food movement.

Dialogue around racism in the food movement will enable food sector workers to share strategies to tackle these issues, including changes to HR policies, recruitment systems, hiring structures, internal training systems, shifts in funding approaches, and more.

This food justice focused gathering seeks to:

  • centre the voices of Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) working in Toronto’s food system
  • discuss how we can focus on and implement anti-oppression strategies in the food movement and food system
  • highlight and connect folks doing the work

Please join us if you:

  • are involved in the food movement
  • work in the nonprofit sector
  • are an academic working on issues around food
  • work in the corporate sector, involved in CSR efforts and building anti-oppression strategies
Karen Washington (Rise & Root Farm) is the keynote speaker.

Tickets include: coffee/tea and fresh fruit, lunch, snacks and an invitation to the evening reception featuring appetizers.