2010 Community Food Security Coalition Conference.

Food, Culture, & Justice: The Gumbo that Unites Us All
Food, Culture, & Justice: The Gumbo That Unites Us All
CFSC’s 14th Annual Conference
October 16 – 19, 2010

Apply now for Scholarships and Volunteer positions!
Applications are due by August 13.
Limited scholarships are available to cover the costs of registration for conference participants. Priority for these scholarships will be given to limited resource farmers/producers, youth and people working in low-income areas or communities of color.

There are also a small number of volunteer positions available.  In exchange for 12 hours of work during the conference, volunteers will be able to attend the conference for free.

To apply, please go to http://communityfoodconference.org/14e/

Food Justice Photo Contest
How are food justice efforts empowering communities? Show us! We want to see photos of projects, collaborations and effects of food justice efforts on communities across the country.  Winners will receive a cash prize plus a free conference registration.  Learn more about the contest.

Entries will be accepted through August 20, 2010.  Email submissions as JPEG files (between 180 -300 dpi) to submissions@foodsecurity.org.

Early Registration Discount
Register by August 13 to receive the Early Registration discount.

View registration rates & deadlines.

About the Conference
In New Orleans, food is used to make a cultural connection uniting urban farmers, food banks, fishers, faith-based organizations, and others as they work towards social justice. At Food, Culture, & Justice: The Gumbo That Unites Us All, you will have the opportunity to see first-hand the unique regional and multi-cultural approach to food organizing taking place in New Orleans.

This is not a conference to just stay in the hotel and never go outside. We’re offering many opportunities for you to explore the area through long lunch breaks, an off-site reception, cooking classes, walking tours, and numerous pre-conference field trips to destinations in New Orleans and throughout the Gulf Coast Region.

But don’t worry, we’ll still have insightful plenaries and workshops to inspire and educate you about the best of the food security movement. Session topics will include rebuilding local food economies, ending poverty and increasing food access, outcomes of the US Social Forum, environmental justice, public health links, food policy councils, urban agriculture, and more. We’re also providing ample opportunities for networking through topic-specific networking sessions, forums and CFSC committee meetings.

For details, visit the conference website, www.communityfoodconference.org/14. We hope to see you there!

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