Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Event: Community Food Security Dialogue

Tilling the Soil of Community: Community Food Security (CFS) Dialogue on Tuesday March 15, 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Women's Community Building, Ithaca, NY (Corner of Cayuga and Seneca Streets)

*Child care will be provided. To request childcare please call 607-272-2292 ext. 157. 
*Light snacks and beverages will also be provided. 
What is a truly equitable and sustainable local food system? One that can meet the need for healthy food at all times for everyone.

7:00        Welcome, recap of previous dialogues, meet your neighbors
7:10        Telling Our Stories. Hear from local community members about their personal experience of food insecurity
7:30        Small group discussion:
    * How do we feel about working with one another across differences?
    * What are some of the positive benefits of working with people who have very different circumstances/experiences from ours?
    * What are some of the challenges?
    * How can we support one another in working together respectfully and effectively to create the food system we envision? 
8:10        Brief recap from each group, 1 min each
8:20        Wrap-up and next steps. Please speak with a facilitator to express interest in working on Food System Planning.
8:30        END Thank you everyone!

The meeting is organized by:

E.Jemila Sequeira, MSW
Coordinator, Whole Community Project
Cornell Cooperative Extension- Tompkins

The Whole Community Project Mission:  Ensuring that all children and adults have all the healthy food they need and plenty of opportunities for safe and fun physical activity. At the previous December 8th, 2010 Community Food Security meeting more than 80 people gathered together to discuss food security. In small groups, people, addressed the question "What would a healthy food system look like that worked for everyone?" and each group shared thoughts, concerns and ideas, including production, consumption, composting, education, health awareness, access, land acquisition, transportation, school food, and more.

Bookmark and Share

No comments:

Post a Comment