Honoring Our Roots, Growing the Movement
In November 2011, CFJC partnered with Food First to co-host the Community Food Security Coalition’s 15th annual Food Justice Conference in Oakland. As the local co-host committee we worked to create an experience that would not only highlight the Bay Area food system, but also demonstrate how to integrate the community into the typical conference experience.
With the overwhelming positive response from the free community events, CFJC will be planning a People’s Summit in 2012 that will address food systems and justice issues and provide an opportunity for grassroots community organizations and community members to engage on these issues.
For more information on the People’s Food Justice Summit contact Jessy Gill at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 510.547.1547
Statistics show strong community involvement in the 2011 CFSC Food Justice Conference:
→ 1,144 people attended the conference (including full, single day and event registration). Of these people, 46 US states and Washington DC, 3 Canadian provinces and 7 other nations were represented.
→ 31% of attendees received full scholarships and an additional 11% received a discount ($100 or more).
→ Free community events included the Food Justice Film Festival, Free Workshops at The California Endowment, Hunger Banquet, and the Food Sovereignty Prize and Fair.
Film and photo galleries of the conference: