Vancouver Food Summit 2017
We acknowledge that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. As we strive to understand our own relationships to each other and the land through food, it is important for us to also recognize the historical and ongoing colonial genocide against Indigenous peoples that make it possible for us to be here as settlers.
Co-hosted by Gordon Neighbourhood House and hua foundation, the Vancouver Food Summit will be an opportunity to bring together people from a wide variety of experiences within our food systems, using storytelling and shared dialogue to critically examine and deepen our collective understanding of food justice and meaningful cross-community collaboration.
Experience a showcase of 8 creative food projects and the people behind them, as each of the creators share their reflections, stories, and thoughts on what their work means within the broader challenges we face in our local food systems today.
Over the lunch break attendees will also be able to enjoy a Mini-Showcase Fair, where space will be created to exhibit and learn about other food-related creative projects, including podcasts, short films, zines, poetry, and other art.
We hope that you can join us!
Here is our line-up of presenters for the Summit:
Showcase #1: Creating Food Connections Within and Across Communities
Wild Salmon Caravan
Parks Boards Sustenance Festival
Jewish Museum and Archives of BC
Showcase #2: Youth Perspectives on Sharing Food Stories and Experiences
Roots on the Roof
4Rs Youth Movement
Renfrew-Collingwood Food Stories
8:15 AM 8:45 AM: Doors Open/Registration
8:45 AM 9:30 AM: Welcome/Opening
9:30 AM 10:50 AM: Showcase #1: Creating Food Connections Within and Across Communities
10:50 AM 11:00 AM: Break
11:00 AM 11:45 AM: First Panelist Group Discussion
11:45 AM 1:15 PM: Lunch + Mini-Showcase Fair
12:15 PM 1:15 PM: Mini-Showcase Fair (begins partway through lunch)
1:15 PM 2:35 PM: Showcase #2: Youth Perspectives on Sharing Food Stories and Experiences
2:35 PM 2:45 PM: Break
2:45 PM 3:30 PM: Second Panelist Group Discussion
3:30 PM 4:00 PM: Closing
- There will be gender neutral, single room bathrooms available.
- Participants are encouraged to reduce the use of scented products such as cologne and perfumes.
- If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know in advance when you register, and we will do our best to accommodate you. Vegetarian options will be made available.
- As no requests for interpretation were received before the confirmation deadline of Sept 21st, ASL interpretation has been cancelled for this event.
Sarah McLachlan School of Music (View)
138 E 7th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5T 1M6
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|