On November 3, 2010, the a Food Summit event was held on the Stanford campus with the objective of determining the breadth and depth of interest in Food issues across the 7 schools of the University (Medicine, Earth Sciences, Business, Humanities & Sciences, Law, and Engineering). The target audience was primarily academics. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with all seven schools represented.
Food Summit 2 builds on that success. In the past year, several projects linking multidisciplinary teams of Stanford scholars and researchers with community-based food groups/organizations were conducted or initiated. These will be featured at this year’s Summit. In addition, it is clear that there is an urgent need to develop further links between Stanford resources and community food groups. The 2011 summit will provide the forum for building that learning community for the purpose of continuing to fix our broken food system.
Food Summit 2 will feature two separate events, a Morning Program of panel speakers at the Arrillaga Alumni Center; and an evening Public Forum featuring keynote speaker Frances Lappé at Memorial Auditorium. Frances' talk, "Cultivating an EcoMind to Transform Our Food System: Lessons Learned From 40 Years of the Food Movement", will begin at 7pm followed by a discussion with key Stanford and Bay Area activists.
Registration for this forum is free.
For more information, or to register, see the Food Summit website.
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