Starting Date: 02-15-2008
Starting Time: 5:00pm
Ending Date: 02-18-2008
UC Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California 95604
United States This Presidents Day weekend, United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) is joining forces with the California Student Sustainability Coalition (CSSC) to create a super-convergence uniting the food systems and social justice worlds. The event will be hosted by the Community Agro ecology Network (CAN) at UC Santa Cruz. This is YOUR opportunity to get involved in engaging dialogue, eye-opening workshops and practical activism trainings working towards a more sustainable and just world ...not to mention hang out with like-minded awesome activists from all over the West Coast! This conference will provide a means to:
•Develop and strengthen inter-school connections and collaboration in order to deepen and expand the Sustainable Food & Fair Trade movement
•Increase the number of skilled, knowledgeable and confident youth leaders throughout the Western United States.
•Broaden the scope of the convergence to integrate Fair Trade & Sustainable Food-based Initiatives in an effort to foster new alliances and partnerships toward creating more just and sustainable communities and institutions.
•Form relationships, light fires, and have fun.
To view the tentative conference schedule and register go to http://www.usft.org/node/178.
Geographical Scope: Regional