Speaking Event: Food to Change the World
Nick Saul, President and CEO, Community Food Centres Canada; Author, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
Raj Patel, Activist; Academic; Author, Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing
Nikki Henderson, Executive Director, People's Grocery
Jason Mark, Editor, Earth Island Journal; Co-manager, Alemany Farms - Moderator
It began as a food bank. It turned into a movement.
In 1998, when Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, the little urban food bank was like thousands of others – cramped and dreary, a last-hope refuge for the area's impoverished. Since then, The Stop has undergone a radical reinvention and is now a thriving, internationally respected Community Food Centre with gardens, kitchens, a greenhouse, farmers markets and a mission to revolutionize the food system. Chef Jamie Oliver has called the story of The Stop "a great lesson for us all," one that argues for a new politics of food, one in which everyone has a dignified, healthy place at the table. Join us as Raj Patel and other voices in the world of food justice talk with Saul about how we can use good food to take charge of our communities, and forward-thinking models can change the way we combat hunger and poverty worldwide.
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 reception and book signing