Cultivating Connections: Alberta Regional Food Systems Forum
February 4, 2017
All In! All the Time! Citizen Engagement and Social Justice: Let’s Own It!
Susan Roberts, Alberta Food Matters (moderator)
Diana Bronson, Executive Director, Food Secure Canada (The Opportunity, Innovating Food Policy)
Crystal Lameman, Treaty Coordinator, Beaver Lake Cree Nation (Defining Indigenous Economic, Energy, and Food Sovereignty)
Michael Victoria Moore, President, Edmonton Permaculture Guild (Principles of Permaculture)
Panelists from a broad spectrum of groups and activities share their innovative and successful ways of engaging the community in contributing to regional/local food systems change. The panel members share examples and successes, best approaches and how inequities were considered and solved; all through a social justice lens; therefore determining the implications for Alberta food systems policy change. What can we do together to help build National provincial and municipal food policies? How do we take back control of our food system (food sovereignty)? Ways and means to answer and find solutions to these questions will be the focus of this food justice and policy panel which seeks the ideas and input from those attending. It is not up to them it is up to all of us!