From our organizers:
Food democracy is central to the advancement of equitable, healthy, and sustainable urban food systems. In a Food Democracy all members of the agro-food system have equal and effective opportunities to design, operate, and participate in its stewardship. But what does it mean to practice food democracy? And how can food policy advocates connect to democracy activism in other sectors? How can we strengthen and expand opportunities for practicing food democracy in NYC and elsewhere? What tools, processes, competencies, and alliances do we need to increase citizen involvement in policymaking processes? How can communities typically absent from the table gain a voice and a seat that will make food policy decisions fairer? On February 28, join the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and invited experts to explore these and other key questions.
- J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives of New York City, Office of the Mayor of NYC
- Mark Winne, Senior Advisor at the Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Katie Parker, Senior Research Associate, The Democracy Collaborative and Editor of community-wealth.org
- Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute