Published on October 22nd, 2013 | by growwny0
2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit Agenda Insider
BY THE GROWWNY TEAM
The 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit features the following six events in two days. Here at GrowWNY we are excited to take an inside look at the events going on over the next few days.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
- 1:30 to 3:30 PM Food Systems Research Roundtable: “Just Sustainable”
“Just Sustainablilities in Food Systems Research”
105 Harriman Hall, UB South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14214
Exploring the relationship between humans, the environment, social justice and equality in food systems research.
Featuring a keynote address by Dr. Julian Agyemen, PhD FRSA, Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tuffts University. Dr. Aygeman’s current research interests critically explore complex and embedded relations between humans and the environment, and the effects of this on public policy and planning processes and outcomes, particularly to notions of justice and equality.
Info online at: http://ap.buffalo.edu/events.foodpolicysummit.html
RSVP via email: CEPPrsvp@buffalo.edu
- 5:00 PM Just Lead… The Way to Better School Meals!
Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY, 14222
Student leaders want to improve school lunches in Buffalo and they’ve got the ear of the Buffalo Public Schools Food Service Department to make it happen.
Speakers include Diane Picard of Massachusetts Avenue Project, Dan Oles of Promised Land Community Supported Agriculture, Wayne Roberts an International Food Policy Expert, Dillon Hill from the Youth Advisors Council, and Bernard Lamar from Rice and the Youth Advisors Council.
For more info read the full press release here—http://hkhcbuffalo.org/event-5-just-lead/
- 5:30 to 7:30 PM Information Fair and Public Forum
Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave Buffalo NY 14222
Come meet the new members of the Food Policy Council of Buffalo and Erie County
The 2nd Buffalo Food Policy Summit Information Fair and Public Forum will be a festive gathering with information about local businesses and food advocacy organizations, a ten-minute “food play” written and directed by Steve Roylance and produced by Road Less Travelled Productions, and a short speaking program. Speakers include Diane Picard of Massachusetts Avenue Project, Dan Oles of Promised Land Community Supported Agriculture, Wayne Roberts an International Food Policy Expert, Dillon Hill from the Youth Advisors Council, and Bernard Lamar from Rice and the Youth Advisors Council.
More Information at http://hkhcbuffalo.org/event-2-information-fair-info-session/
Thursday, October 24th, 2013
- 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM Policymaker Summit (Invitation-Only)
- 2:00 PM Food Systems Planning & Policy Training Workshop
100 Allen Hall, UB South Campus, Buffalo, NY 14260
The food system, or the infrastructure that enables the delivery of food from farm to table, contributes to the health, economic and social well-being of cities and regions. A well-functioning food system supports jobs and economic growth, promotes public health, and protects the environment. This hands-on training workshop focuses on the use of planning and policy tools to strengthen community food systems. Light refreshments will be available,
Register at http://bit.ly.1fLvqUD
- 6:30 PM “A Place at the Table” Screening & Panel Discussion
107 Capen Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst NY 14260
50 Million Americans—1 in 4 children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides—as they have in the past—that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.