day 2| dec 4th| 11:30am

Food Future Rooted in Change

Friday, December 4th | 11:30 am

Moderated by

Alex Harned, Food Systems Coordinator for the City of Victoria

Join us to hear from thought leaders of the Good Food Network on what we have gleaned from our work together the past few days of the conference. While 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. 

Moderator | Alex Harned, Food Systems Coordinator for the City of Victoria

Coordinator of Growing in the City, a city-led initiative aiming to support urban food production in Victoria, including programs regarding community gardens, boulevard gardens, urban food tree programs, small scale commercial urban food production, rooftop gardens, greenhouses, and keeping chickens and bees.

Creator and coordinator of Get Growing, Victoria! A free seedling distribution program that prioritizes supporting communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Artist | Jeremy Loveday, Poet

Jeremy Loveday is an award-winning performance poet, arts organizer, and community builder. Jeremy is a 3X Victoria Poetry Slam City Champion and is the 2x M Award Winner for Victoria’s “favourite spoken word artist”. He has toured across Canada and internationally at festivals, conferences, universities, and was a featured TedX Speaker. Jeremy is the founder of the Victorious Voices Youth Arts Festival and has been leading workshops on writing, performance, healthy masculinities, storytelling and spoken word for social change for the past 10 years. Jeremy currently serves as a Victoria City Councillor, CRD Director, Chair of the CRD Arts Commission, and as a Trustee of the Greater Victoria Public Library. Jeremy is passionate about food security policy and is a beginner gardener.

Musical Guest | Luke Wallace

Luke Wallace embodies a new wave of politically charged folk music, writing the soundtrack for a movement of people rising up to meet the social and environmental challenges of our times. The new album “What on Earth”, released in March 2020, is Luke Wallace’s 5th album release. You can find Luke at folk festivals all over the West Coast or leading rally-sing-a-longs at Canada’s biggest Youth Climate Marches. Known for his catchy songwriting and inspiring musical delivery, Luke continues using his music to amp up and inspire the folks fighting for a better world. His message-driven songwriting has landed him slots at Salmon Arm Roots and Blues, Vancouver Island Music Festival, The Vancouver Folk Festival and an opening slot for global roots band Rising Appalachia.

Artist | K.P DENNIS, Poet

K.P DENNIS is a Black (West-African, Afro-Caribbean) and Arawak, gender queer multi-disciplinary artist, producer, director, and activist working in theatre, poetry, prose, movement, visual art, and film. They were the 2016 Youth Poet Laureate of Victoria, were the recipient of the 2017 VACCS Community Recognition Award, and in 2020 they received the Witness Legacy Award for Social Purpose and Responsibility Through Art . 
In February 2020 they released a chapbook entitled Growing Pains, available for purchase on their website. And are currently working on their new play, Call Me liberation with funding through Canada Council for the Arts. 

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