Tuesday, December 8, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern
How does social change happen? In Canada and around the world, food advocates are asking where to focus their energy on the local, national, and international stage. What are the most effective strategies and tactics in the struggle for a more just food system and society? What role does individual action and public policy advocacy play in system change – and how can they work together?
This webinar interrogates the question: where does social transformation come from? We’ll explore successes and failures of various facets of the food movement in the global North and South, and we’ll unpack how different actors — individuals, organizations, businesses and governments — have championed change.
We are thrilled to welcome Raj Patel’s lessons from the frontlines of the food justice movement. Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist, and academic. He has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. His first book was Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and his latest, The Value of Nothing, is a New York Times best-seller. CFCC's Nick Saul will moderate the discussion.
When: Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 12-1 PM Eastern
Where: Your computer
How much: Free!
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About the panelist:
Raj Patel has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, and continues to be a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. Patel has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US House Financial Services Committee and was an Advisor to Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He can be heard co-hosting the fortnightly food politics podcast The Secret Ingredient with Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott, and KUT’s Rebecca McInroy. He is currently working on a ground-breaking documentary project about the global food system with award-winning director Steve James. You can also connect with Raj on Facebook, Twitter , GoodReads, and on his Picador author website.