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FSNE Winter Series Week 1: The Power of the Network
February 5, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm UTC-5
As we grapple with pandemic disruptions; reckon with white supremacy, the legacy of colonialism, slavery and systemic racism; and face ever-growing challenges from the climate crisis, the importance of networks and movement building in our food system is growing.
What is the power of the networked approach at this time?
What are the opportunities for building network momentum and network weaving?
What are the risks of not being networked?
How does a network turn into a movement?
Join us to hear from special guests about why food system networks matter in these challenging times, what opportunities exist for networks to make gains across food, farming and fishing sectors, and how we can best guide our collective efforts to impact this important work for food system justice, sustainability and resilience.
Keynote Guests: Noel Didla & Friends from the Mississippi Food Justice Collaborative
- 9:00 am to 11:00 am – Opening, “Keychord” Guests, Q&A and discussion breakout groups
- 11:00 am to 11:15 am – Stretch break for everyone
- 11:15 am to 12:45 pm – Network stories from our panelists, Q&A and discussion breakout groups
- 12:45 pm to 1:00 pm – Closing and next steps
Who should attend?
Anyone who considers themselves part of the New England Food System is automatically part of the regional network. Because of the virtual nature of this gathering, food system advocates from outside of New England are also welcome to attend. If your food system working includes farming, fishing, value-added food products, food security, food access, food waste, policy & advocacy, education, planning, distribution and logistics, food justice and food sovereignty….please join us!
This session is free but space is limited and registration is required. The session will be held in English, closed captioned/transcripted and will be recorded for later viewing. Facilitation by Curtis Ogden and Karen Spiller, with support from Lisa Fernandes of the UNH Sustainability Institute.