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Florida Food Forum - February's Topic:Equity in the Food System
Join us from 12-1pm on Friday, February 28th, for the Florida Food Forum on "Equity in the Food System." Candace Spencer, Policy Specialist at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, will be presenting on this important topic. Following the presentation will be a discussion and Q&A session.
Description: Creating a successful local food system requires equity at the center of the system. Our current agriculture system was founded on structural racism and inequality. This forum will discuss the history of systemic racism in agriculture and highlight examples of ways to center equity in the work of building a successful food system.
Bio: Candace Spencer is a Double Gator and earned both her B.A. in Environmental Science and J.D. from the University of Florida, as well as a Certificate in Environmental and Land Use Law. She previously worked at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she developed a new program area in the Conservation Clinic focused on environmental justice and community economic development and engaged in local urban agricultural policy. Candace is passionate about equitable food systems and land ownership, particularly Black owned agricultural land and addressing food apartheid. She currently works as a Policy Specialist with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition in Washington, D.C.
Forum Host: Dell deChant is the Associate Chair of the Religious Studies Department at the University of South Florida and a member of the Board of Directors at the Florida Food Policy Council.
Disclaimer: The views of the presenters do not represent the views of the Florida Food Policy Council. We are a forum for the offering and sharing of information and encourage diversity and communication within the food system.