Events calendar

Thursday, February 25, 2021
11:30 am ET

16th Annual Chicago Food Justice Summit

Welcome to Radical Re-Imagination.

Join The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) and its summit planning team in celebrating 16 years of leveraging collective power to policy. The summit will equip attendees with meaningful knowledge, relationships, and conversations to envision our food future together. Each day will highlight ways to ground policy in community action and engage participants in radically re-imagining Chicago’s foodscape.

You will be able to connect with food workers, farmers, vendors, and local leaders. Together we will discuss food policy and other critical issues involving climate change, labor, food access and urban farming. We will also dive into food production in Chicago, Cook County, and across the state of Illinois. The Summit will consist of virtual workshops, passionate speakers, a marketplace of resources, and more!

EVOLUTION FROM POLICY TO JUSTICE

CFPAC as an organization advocates for policies that promote food justice and sovereignty. Rather than placing the focus on our methods of getting to a more equitable food system, we feel we should emphasize our desired outcome: food justice and sovereignty for the Chicago region. While changes like this may seem inconsequential, CFPAC believes the intentional language sets the stage for broader conversations to fully address the systemic problems we seek to uproot.

Learn more about Chicago Food Policy Action Council's work and how you can support here.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/16th-annual-chicago-food-justice-summit-tickets-132132216015 

1:00 pm ET

NAFSN Food Supply Chain Innovators: Joshua Stoll

FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATORS A WEBINAR SERIES HOSTED BY THE NORTH AMERICAN FOOD SYSTEMS NETWORK 

Webinar #2  FEBRUARY 25, 2021, 1PM-2PM EST 

FREE SIGN UP HERE

Featuring JOSHUA STOLL of the LOCAL CATCH NETWORK

Meet the Innovator

Joshua Stoll is a co-founder of the Local Catch Network (LCN). Local Catch Network is LCN a community of practice, that is made up of fishermen, organizers, researchers, and consumers throughout North America who are providing local, healthful, low-impact seafood via community-supported fisheries and direct-marketing arrangements. 

Since 2011, Josh has worked closely with LCN members and partners to elevate small and community-based fisheries. LCN has 200+ members committed to a shared core of values and striving to elevate local and regional seafood systems.

This multimedia webinar will provide ample opportunity for interactive learning from Joshua as an accomplished practitioner/researcher.

 

Meet NAFSN’s Webinar Series Producer

Laura Lauffer is the Extension associate & project director for EmPOWERing Mountain Food Systems at North Carolina State University & the Center for Environmental Farming Systems. As co-chair of the NAFSN Productions Circle for 2020-2021, Laura is committed to amplifying the voices of community-based food chain innovators who are improving economic and social equity in rural communities. 

NAFSN is a professional development association for food systems practitioners, scholars, community leaders, advocates, and citizens throughout North America. Join us to grow the food systems profession. For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This event is hosted by NAFSN through its Voices from the Grassroots Webinar Series.