This event is FREE and open to the public!
The Connecticut Food System Alliance is a statewide network of individuals, organizations, and institutions working to create a more just and equitable food system.
On May 26, from 2 to 7 pm at Connecticut College in New London, the CFSA will host its 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.
Mark Firla, former labor organizer and current member of the New Haven Food Policy Council, will deliver the keynote address, followed by a panel about labor and labor organizing with diverse members of the labor and food community.
Panelists and workshop facilitators include Maegan Parrott (New London Youth Affairs), Isa Mujahid (Connecticut Corps), Ken Blair (Unite Here / ECSU), and organizers from Unidad Latina en Acción and Restaurant Opportunities Center.
Workshops will include a short version of the film Food Chains followed by group discussion, an overview of food justice and labor work in New London, community organizing, and a workshop for food policy councils and people interested in food policy councils.
Programming will be followed by a community dinner catered by Big Belly Kelly’s BBQ of Groton.