The Good Food Summit emphasizes cross sector collaboration, networking, skill building, and highlights the Good Food work happening in the Capital Region. This event draws educators, farmers, students, health care professionals, and more.
THE 2018 GOOD FOOD SUMMIT HAPPENED ON NOVEMBER 22/23
“ON A COLD, rainy, and otherwise gloomy evening in November, the Victoria Theatre bustled with warm chatter as people took their seats for the inaugural edition of Savoury Stories. Hosted by the Capital Region Food and Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable, as part of its annual two-day Good Food Summit, the evening’s goal was to raise money for CRFAIR’s Good Food Network. But the stories shared over the next two hours also connected community members who care about local food through the inspiring power of personal tales and poignant words.”
RESOURCES ON RACE AND THE FOOD SYSTEM SHARED BY KEYNOTE SPEAKER STEPHANIE LIM (READ MORE ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SESSION IN THE SUMMIT REPORT AND MAIN CONFERENCE DAY PROGRAM):
Here is the full text of the 1998 American Anthropological Association's position statement on race which was quoted in Lim’s presentation.
Background primer (2016) on racism and the food system - by Breeze Harper and Eric Holt-Gimenez.
Leaders of Color Discuss Structural Racism and White Privilege in the Food System - this article was quoted in the Summit program and report. The entire Civil Eats website is a recommended resource.
Sustainable Agriculture Education Association's Equity Statement (2018).
A short video from sociologist scholar Robin DiAngelo: Being nice is not going to end racism. DiAngelo is the author of White Fragility: Why it's so Hard to Talk to White People About Racism (2018).
A podcast exploring issues surrounding race and food: The Racist Sandwich.