Starting Date: 02-13-2008
Starting Time: 12:00pm
UN Plaza Farmers Market
1182 Market Street
San Francisco, California
510-704-0245This Valentine’s Day Season, join us as we urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to have a heart and support a Fair and Healthy Food and Farm Bill. We need a Farm Bill that stops subsidizing corporate agribusiness at the expense of public health and instead invests our tax dollars into creating a sustainable, healthy, community-driven and just food system!
Speakers Include: Bryant Terry, eco-chef, author, and Food and Society Policy Fellow; the California Food and Justice Coalition; Shyaam Shabaka, founder/director, Eco-Village Farm Learning Center; Local Farmers; Community Anti-Hunger Advocates; and representatives from Veritable Vegetable and San Francisco’s Alemany Farm.
We live in an era of global food insecurity and chronic hunger, where 800 million a day go hungry, small farmers worldwide are struggling to survive in a consolidated agricultural industry, and poor communities in the United States have little access to affordable, accessible, healthy food. The U.S. Farm Bill shapes our broken food system.
We know it’s time to take action for change. The passage of the 2007 Farm Bill through Congress has been marked by unprecedented and previously unseen public demand for reform, which has compelled California’s urban legislators to begin to vote in our favor. In the final stages of this campaign we must keep the pressure on.
This event is also an opportunity to listen to, connect with, learn from, and get involved in important local programs and campaigns to improve the bay area’s food system. We encourage you to bring a hearty lunch that reflects the kinds of foods you think our Farm Bill should support.
For more information and to get involved in creating this event: firstname.lastname@example.org, 510 704 0245.
BRING SIGNS WITH LOVE HEARTS ON THEM!
The United Nations Plaza Farmers Market is next to the Civic Center BART Station. More info at: http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/863197
Geographical Scope: Local
Day of Action