Food Justice and the Labor Movement: Spring 2016 Gathering


Join us on May 26, from 2 to 7 pm at Connecticut College in New London for our spring gathering. The theme is “Food Justice and the Labor Movement,” intended to educate food justice advocates about the labor movement and to connect labor organizers to food justice advocates.



1:30 – 2:00 pm. Sign-in and registration

2:00 pm. Welcome from CFSA and keynote address from Mark Firla with Q&A session

2:45 pm. Labor panel featuring Unite Here, Unidad Latina en Acción, Fiddleheads Food Co-op and Restaurant Opportunities United

3:30 pm. Break

3:45 pm. Workshops:

What’s going on in New London? With FRESH New London, Ken Blair of Unite Here, and the New London County Food Policy Council

Food Chains: 30 minute version of documentary and discussion

Community Organizing with Maegan Parrott, New London Youth Affairs

Food Policy Councils collaboration – open to food policy council members and people interested in learning more about food policy councils

5:00 pm. Break / networking

5:30 pm. Welcome to people arriving after work and panel about community organizing with Isa Mujahid, Connecticut Corps, and Maegan Parrot, New London Youth Affairs.

6:00 pm. Dinner catered by Big Belly Kelly’s BBQ of Groton.

More details about the food we’re serving up here.

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