Monday, December 6, 2010
High School & College Real Food Activist Gatherings : February, Nationwide
Received this today via a Real Food Activist email list:
It's time. In just a few months, together we'll witness the largest youth mobilization for real food in history. In February, high school- and college-age youth will come together for 6 MAJOR convergences for food, justice and sustainability in every region of the USA.
With the help of partner organizations across the country, we're coming together to:
Make CONNECTIONS with other amazing youth leaders in every region. Build SKILLS to be effective activists through peer-led and hands-on workshops. Get ENERGIZED about being a part of a huge, powerful, and diverse youth food movement (you're not alone!!) Attract major ATTENTION to the work you and others in your region are doing. Help us MAKE HISTORY by bringing together more youth than ever before.
In Arizona, we're building the movement with the FIRST EVER Southwest Real Food Summit, put on in partnership with United Students for Fair Trade.
>> Come to Tempe, 2/4 - 2/6!
In Georgia, we'll kick off the 3rd annual SYFAS (Southeast Youth Food Activist Summit) and take a critical look at race, culture and food in the South.
>> Come to Athens, 2/11 - 2/13!
In California, the 4th annual Strengthening the Roots convergence is going to be bigger than ever thanks to our work with a number of partner organizations, including CANFIT, Nourish, and the California Student Sustainability Coalition.
>> Come to Santa Cruz, 2/18 - 2/20!
In Illinois, we're coming out of the cornfields and into the nation's third largest city to explore every angle of Chicago's emerging sustainable food system.
>> Come to Chicago, 2/18 - 2/20!
In Massachusetts, 600+ youth will close out a weekend of workshops, chef demos and spoken word performances with a major march and rally led by the powerful farmworker group, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
>> Come to Boston, 2/25 - 2/27!
In Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming, students have a different opportunity brewing. This winter and spring RFC organizers are planning a series of local 2-day trainings for student groups across the Northwest and upper plains.
>> Come to a NW Training!
Read more about (AND register for) these events here!
See you in February,
The Real Food Challenge Administrative Team