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Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology
March 25, 2016 - March 26, 2016
FORUM ON LAND USE, RIGHTS AND ECOLOGY
A CONFERENCE EXPLORING LAND AND THE FOOD SYSTEM: HOW LAND AFFECTS WHAT WE EAT, WHO WE ARE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT WE LIVE IN
March 25–26, 2016
This year’s Just Food? conference will examine the relationship between people and land, primarily through agriculture and food. Conference events will explore the legal, moral, policy, health, historic and environmental aspects of our modern domestic and international food system, with a focus on the intersection of land and justice. The conference will bring together scholars, farmers, activists, practitioners, and other authorities to discuss the growing concerns about who has access to land, how agriculture changes land, and who is marginalized or dispossessed by our current system. Our goal is to educate attendees, empower them to make changes, and engage them in a larger dialogue about food.
A full conference schedule, when it becomes available, will replace the schedule from last year’s conference on the Schedule page.
TENTATIVE CONFERENCE FEATURES:
- Three keynote talks
- Concurrent panel and workshop sessions throughout Saturday
- Lunchtime documentary film screenings
- A poster session highlighting academic and community research
- An exhibit hall highlighting the work of food social entrepreneurs and organizations
- A Friday evening reception for informal conversation, featuring live music and local food
Our goal is to educate, empower, energize, and engage all to pursue justice in the food system in our personal and professional study and practice.
- Food is everyone’s issue, whether you work on healthcare, the environment, labor issues, immigration, social justice, education, biotechnology, law, or numerous other fields.
- We hope attendees gain an understanding about the complexity of the food system and the interconnectedness between the food system and other fields, including domestic policy, international policy, the economy and capitalism, and the environment.
- The conference is designed to empower participants to work on bettering the food system professionally and personally.