Starting Date: 02-25-2011
Ending Date: 02-27-2011
Boston, Massachusetts 02101
United StatesAll around us, movement is growing. In a neighborhood of Boston where debris-filled lots once stood, 60 dedicated teens now have summer jobs growing fresh food for thousands of families across the city. At a nearby college in Rhode Island, a team of 15 students is rallying to get their school to invest in community-based, fair and sustainable farms—in real food.
Across the northeast, youth are standing up for food justice.
The Northeast Food and Justice Summit will be the largest youth food justice convergence in history—uniting over 600 high school and college students and other young allies for three days.
This event will:
Unite a diverse coalition of young leaders across lines of age, race, class and geography
Ignite food justice organizing and activism throughout the Northeast with new ideas, tactics and opportunities.
Shine a light on this diverse, youth-driven movement.
This event will include:
Speeches and musical performances from movement leaders, poets and youth activists
Workshops with role-plays, cooking, activism trainings, spoken word and interactive activities.
Opportunities Fair with info on youth jobs, local food companies, community organizations, and more!
A major march and rally for farmworker justice, led by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
College clubs, teen youth groups, young movement makers
Whether you’re new to the food movement or have already dug in, this event is a great opportunity to learn more, get connected and take action!
Geographical Scope: Regional