Monday, March 29, 2010

Announcement: Cornell seminars focus on food systems and activism

Wayne Roberts, Manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council, will present two seminars at Cornell:

1)The Realities of Collaborative Food and Nutrition Policy on Thursday, April 1, 12:20, 200 Savage Hall

2) The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Food Activists on Friday, April 2, 12:20, 100 Caldwell Hall, Brown bag lunch to follow in Savage 332, 1:30 - 2:30 (RSVP, as seating is limited)

NOW Magazine named Wayne Roberts one of Toronto's leading visionaries of the past 20 years. During his visit to Cornell, Roberts will speak about his experiences as a food activist and manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council, a citizen body of 30 food activists and experts widely recognized for its innovative approach to food security. Roberts co-authored the recently launched Toronto Food Strategy, endorsed by the Toronto Board of Health, and Toronto's Food Charter adopted by the City Council in 2001. Prior to his work on food systems, Roberts chaired the Toronto-based Coalition for a Green Economy for 15 years, co-authored Toronto's Environmental Plan and received the 2002 Canadian Environment Award for his contributions to sustainable living. He also worked for two decades in community organizing, university teaching, media, labor education, industrial relations and union administration, during which he served as senior negotiator between the Ontario Housing Corporation and Charles Street Tenants' Association in the longest and biggest rent strike in Canadian history. 

Funded by GPSAFC and the Department of City and Regional Planning
Co-sponsored by FANG and the Program for International Nutrition
Free and Open to the Cornell and Broader Community

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