Starting Date: 02-13-2009
Ending Date: 02-15-2009
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
United StatesStrengthening OUR voice for a just, food economy
February 13-15, 2009 in Chapel Hill, NC
Engage. Inspire. Act.
Access to affordable, safe, nutritious food should be a right, not a privilege. As young leaders of this region/nation/world we have the right and responsibility to co-create a food system that is just, healthy, and sustainable for all.
The dominant paradigm of an agricultural industrial complex is not, and never will be, sustainable. Industrial agriculture will not cease voluntarily, but if we wait for its collapse it will be too late to start over. It is time to begin dismantling the old system and growing anew.
There are numerous challenges facing sustainable food systems, as they work to feed neighborhoods and preserve the environment. But as our natural resources become increasingly scarce, the importance of dependable local systems grows. These systems require a shift in the way most populations are fed today, but they are vital in establishing security for the future of our communities. We need informed leaders who can build cooperation among farmers, farm workers, consumers, activists, and policy makers. These leaders should be equipped with the tools to empower all members of their communities, including underserved populations overcoming the intolerance that has restricted their access to nutritious food in the past.
Registration is open, but limited, so APPLY NOW!
The application deadline has been extended until Monday, January 19th at 12 noon. We will confirm your attendance at the summit by Wednesday, January 21st. To help cover the cost of real food at the summit, we will ask for a 15$ registration fee when you get here for those that can afford it. Some need-based scholarships are available, so please let us know.
We want YOU to get the most out of this summit! So please answer registration questions thoughtfully.
Geographical Scope: National