Start A Food Fight

For my Brooklyn friends, a couple of food-politics-related events happening in the coming weeks:

Agriculture and Food in Crisis: A Conversation with Fred Magdoff and Brian Tokar

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
7:00 PM
The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY

Join noted scholars Fred Magdoff and Brian Tokar as they examine these questions and more, drawing on the insights collected in their new edited volume, “Agriculture and Food in Crisis: Conflict, Resistance, and Renewal.”
Fred Magdoff is professor emeritus at the University of Vermont and adjunct professor at Cornell University. He has written extensively on soil fertility, ecological approaches to agriculture, and political economy, and is co-author of The ABCs of the Economic Crisis (with Michael D.Yates) and The Great Financial Crisis (with John Bellamy Foster).Brian Tokar is a long-time activist and author, and current director of the Institute for Social Ecology based in Plainfield, Vermont. He is the author of Toward Climate Justice, The Green Alternative, and Earth for Sale and lectures widely on a variety of environmental and political topics.

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Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Mark Winne & workshop

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
6:30 PM
The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY

Please join us for a book reading and mini-workshop on community food policy organizing with Mark Winne, a groundbreaking national leader and innovator in the food justice movement. Mark will read from his second book, Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial Agriculture. In the mini-workshop we’ll explore ways to connect food policy advocacy with the concerns of everyday food consumers, to include their voices with those of policy experts in the discourse, and to broaden the scope of New York’s growing food movement.

If anyone ends up going to these, feel free to fill me in on what you learned!

Food policy illustration from Sonoma Girl

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