Starting Date: 09-02-2011
Ending Date: 09-04-2011
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United StatesWant the coming school year to be your student group's best ever?
Looking to attract new members and recognition on campus?
Ready to take on a real food campaign--and get your school to support more local farmers and fair food?
This summer, the Real Food Challenge will hold five intensive trainings around the country. At each, about 25 students and veteran real food organizers will converge for a powerful weekend of workshops, cooking, skill-shares, storytelling, strategizing and all-around fun. These retreats were geared for students who want to take on (or strengthen an existing) real food campaign on their campus.
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Louisiana - August 12-14
Davis, California - August 12-14
Seattle, Washington - August 12-14
Northfield, Minnesota - August 25-28
Boston, Massachusetts - August 26-28
Chapel Hill, North Carolina - September 2-4
Each event will feature a unique series of workshops ranging from storytelling as an organizing tool and "power, privilege and oppression in the food system," to ones on campaign planning and how to shift campus food systems. All participating teams will leave with a full action plan for the school year.
These trainings were much more than workshops: we will cook and eat delicious meals together, visit and work with local food justice organizations, and play all sorts of games and outdoor activities. Everyone walks away with new friends, allies, concrete skills, and the real tools tools needed to revolutionize our food system!
As one student from Florida put it last year:
"Informative. Empowering. This training has taught me so much: That it can be done; How to use the tools to get it done; And that I am not alone in this struggle. Everyone was awesome and supportive, which inspires hope that the world can change for the better."
REGISTER TODAY! We hope to see you this summer!
Geographical Scope: Regional