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Urban Food Sovereignty Mini-Summit in New Port Richey on Sept. 23

24 Jul 2019 1:02 PM | Administrator (Administrator)


Mark Your Calendars for the  Urban Food Sovereignty            
 Mini-Summit: North Suncoast - Monday, Sept. 23

On Mon., Sept. 23, 2019 an Urban Food Sovereignty Mini-Summit:(North Suncoast) will be held at the New Port Richey Public Library (5939 Main St., 34652) from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Urban food sovereignty: the right and opportunity of persons in urban ecosystems to define their own food and agriculture policies and practices, and to produce healthy and culturally appropriate food through their own means using ecologically sound and sustainable methods, independent of industrial food systems.
The mini-summit will feature an address by Professor Will Schanbacher of the department of Religious Studies at USF - one of the world's leading scholars of food sovereignty. Dr. Schanbacher will share insights from his just-published book, Food as a Human Right: Combating Global Hunger and Forging a Path to Food Sovereignty.

Joining Professor Schanbacher will be other USF faculty members, and local leaders engaged in food-sovereignty projects.  
Also included at the summit will be poster presentations from individuals and organizations engaged in food sovereignty and food justice projects.  
The finale of the mini-summit will be a focused deliberation by all participants on the state of food sovereignty in their community and identification of specific actions that can advance this goal.
The purpose of the event is to expand awareness of food sovereignty, to engage individuals and communities in the North Suncoast in a vibrant discussion of food sovereignty, offer opportunity to meet and network with others interested in the topic, and relate local food-sovereignty projects to the work of the USF Urban Food Sovereignty Group.
Organizers welcome proposals for poster presentations from local individuals, organizations, and communities. Contact Dell deChant at dechant@usf.edu or call at (727) 849-1626 for further details for submitting a proposal for a poster presentation. There will be space for up to ten posters.
This event is hosted by the New Port Richey Public Library and sponsored by New Port Richey FarmNet in cooperation with the University of South Florida's Urban Food Sovereignty Group.

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