FOOD JUSTICE CONFERENCE
NOURISH NEW HAVEN: Local Conference for Food Justice and Sustainability
February 22-23, 2013
Films, Panels, Speakers, Workshops
Growers, Cookers, Activists, Academics
Good Food, Good People, Connecting for Good
This conference initiative addressed local food justice and sustainability through Yale University and Greater-New Haven communities. Co-sponsored by Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, it brings together local food justice activists, educators, policy makers, farmers, chefs, restaurateurs, and faith leaders with Yale University members to promote food education, dialogue, celebration, and future collaboration. “Foodies” will learn alongside “newbies” through films, panels, workshops, and great food.
For participants interested in food systems, social justice, ministry, or community health, the conference served to educate, inspire, enable, and engage people to support food justice and sustainability. Friday evening included a welcoming keynote reflection by John Elder, Middlebury College professor emeritus of Environmental Studies and English and American Literature; two film options, Soul Food Junkies and Fresh; and a panel of local food system leaders. Saturday included a community fair, two one-hour sessions for workshop choices, and a panel with members of the New Haven Food Policy Council. The conference concluded with a celebratory community lunch.
Attendees left knowing more about what they eat and how their food choices impact our food system. Sessions ranged from interactive workshops to small-group dialogues to “un-conference” space for participants to bring and create their own initiatives. Presenters from Greenhorns, New Haven Food Policy Council, West River Neighborhood Services Corps., City Seed, Common Ground High School, New Haven Bioregional Group, Nuts About Health, Global-Local Gourmet, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, The Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale, Yale Divinity School, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale Sustainable Food Project, along with many others, not only shared their expertise but also engaged in constructive conversations to support local food initiatives.
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Dates and Times:
Friday, Feb. 22, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30am-1:30pm