EXPLORE THE SESSIONS
In the opening of this year’s Good Food Summit, we highlighted some of the amazing work being done in the community, the programs and initiatives that arose from the pandemic to help provide food, aid people in learning to grow food and invigorate our local food systems. How were we able to react to the pandemic and what have we learnt that will inform our collective work going forward?
This session explores the big questions related to food insecurity and how individuals and agencies can take action to decrease food insecurity in the region. Food insecurity is caused by larger systemic inequities and challenges that need to be addressed at their roots. During this session, we connect with visionary leaders that are trying to tackle some of these injustices, as well as from those with lived experiences of food insecurity.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many more people have tried their hand at growing food, baking and cooking. People are also more aware of where their food comes from and that shortages of food can happen within their own communities. How does increased food literacy, which is having the knowledge and skills necessary to choose, grow and prepare healthy and sustainable foods, spur positive change to realize a more sustainable and just food system? This session explores food literacy in our community, highlighting innovative programs and initiatives.
From fish to forest to farm, this session includes a mix of expert panelists providing updates on the status of several key initiatives to support the regeneration of our region’s local food economy. The COVID19 outbreak showed more acutely the challenges of a global food economy and demonstrated where a local food system provides resilience and opportunity.
Come with us into the kitchens, and gardens of our community, to hear the stories of the relational nature of food. Prepare to go on a journey through the mosaic of diverse cultures, connections, histories, and relationships that food, and the land it comes, from weave in our communities. Following this screening, we are joined by a diverse panel of local leaders in the food movement for a discussion on some of the key themes brought to light in this film.
Storytellers: Tom Kral (Nature's Chef & Wild Food Educator), Earl Claxton Jr. (Respected SȾÁUTW̱ elder, plant knowledge keeper and community historian), Ariel Reyes Antuan (Co-founder of Iye Creative & Palenke Greens, Entrepreneur, Community Organizer), Jess Reyes Barton (Co-founder of Iye Creative "Mama Iye", Co-founder Palenke Greens, Anthropologist), Jared Qwustenuxun Williams (Cowichan Elders Chef, Traditional foods advisor and educator), Asiyah Robinson (Community Organizer, Member of Iye Creative, Youth Engagement Mobilizer), Tiffany Joseph (ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Indigenous foods initiative). Moderators: Asiyah Robinson (Community Organizer, Member of Iye Creative, Youth Engagement Mobilizer) and Jumana Risheq (Food Is Connection Creative Director) Filmed, edited and directed by Emily Robertson.
In the last session of the conference, we discuss what we gleaned from our work together during the event. We showcase and celebrate the teachings and the innovation, what are the key messages and pathways the network can center our work on going forward? How can you get involved and align your interests and work? We will also announce the 2020 Good Food champions, who are leaders in our region. Hear offerings and observations from different perspectives on the issues and actions presented for our region through the virtual summit and their take on the call to action before us. In this session we hear back from various artist observers who share the key themes of the summit through art.
2020 good food summit sponsors
We want to thank our generous sponsors for whom without the 2020 Good Food Summit would not be possible.