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Chicago Food Policy Summit 2018
South Shore Cultural Center
Chicago, IL
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Chicago Food Policy Action Council's 13th Annual Chicago Food Policy Summit will be on on Friday, February 23rd at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. Connect with food workers, farmers, vendors, and local leaders to discuss food policy and critical issues involving climate change, labor, food access, urban farming and the economics of food production in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois. More details about the summits workshops, speakers, food vendor marketplace, food trucks, and funding opportunities will be announced soon. For more information, contact

La 13 Cumbre Anual de Políticas Alimentaria del Concilio de Acción de Políticas Alimentaria de Chicago (CFPAC por sus siglas en Ingles) será el viernes, 23 de febrero en el Centro Cultural South Shore, 7059 S. South Shore Drive. Conéctese con trabajadores de alimentos, agricultores, vendedores y líderes locales para discutir políticas alimentarias y cuestiones críticas relacionadas con el cambio climático, el trabajo, el acceso a los alimentos, la agricultura urbana y la economía de la producción de alimentos en Chicago, el condado de Cook y Illinois. Anunciaremos más detalles pronto sobre los talleres de cumbres, conferencistas, mercado de vendedores de alimentos, camiones de alimentos y oportunidades de financiamiento. Para obtener más información, contáctese con

We are very excited to have you join us at Chicago Food Policy Action Council s 13th Annual Chicago Food Policy Summit on February 23 at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649.

We are pleased to share the 2018 summit schedule. With 9 workshops, 1 keynote speaker, 15+ vendors and 1 policy forum, our 13th Annual Food Policy Summit will be an active day of community-building, learning, and strategizing.

Chicago Food Policy Summit 2018 Schedule

10 AM - 3 PM
Vendor Marketplace (Please note that lunch will not be provided, but several vendors will be selling food. Please bring cash.)

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Check-In, Welcome

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Keynote Speech by Amani Olugbala

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Workshop Session 1:
Good Food Purchasing Policy: Overview
Navigating through the City of Chicago Licensing Process
History of Black and Latinx Farming Movements (90+ min)

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 - 2:15 PM

Workshop Session 2:
Preparing Farmers for Sale and Setting Contracts
Urban Agriculture License and Other License Issues
Worker-Led Cooperative Development

2:30 - 3:45 PM

Workshop Session 3:
GFPP Chicago Coalition and Beyond
Creative Funding for Your Business or Market
Alternative Markets

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Closing Policy Forum

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Post-Summit Event:
Funding Friday Mini-Grant Reception
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South Shore Cultural Center (View)
7059 S. Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
United States


Other > Green

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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