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Speakers & panelists

DAY 1 | DEC 3RD | 9:30 - 3:30 | 6:00 PM

Opening Session - How our Community Led Collective Action | 9:30am

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Rudi Wallace, Grants Manager, Victoria Foundation

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Speaker | 

Linda Geggie, Executive Director CRFAIR 

Tackling Food Insecurity: A Just and Equitable Future | 10:30am

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Moderator | 

Sonja  Yli-Kahila, Coordinator of the Food Share Network

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Speaker| 

Joan Stonehocker, Executive Director LifeCycles Project Society 

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Panelist| 

Kim Cummin's, Program Director, Shelbourne Community Kitchen

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Panelist| 

Ariel Reyes Antuan; Co-founder of Iye Creative & Palenke Greens, Entrepreneur, Community Organizer  

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Panelist| 

Elizabeth (Liz) Maze, Executive Director Red Cedar Cafe

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Panelist| 

Christina Kante, Health Team Programs Coordinator Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Relearning: Food Literacy as the Roots for Change | 1:30PM

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Moderator | Marcus Lobb, Community Animator at Farm to School BC

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Moderator | Janelle Hatch, Registered Dietitian and Food Literacy Coordinator

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Panelist | PEPAḴIYE Ashley Cooper, PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Programs Director

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Panelist | Matthew Kemshaw, Environmental Educator

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Panelist | Leah Seltzer
Program Manager, LifeCycles Project Society

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Panelist | Kayla Siefried, Management Team, Site Manager & Community Education Coordinator

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Panelist | Judith Lyn Arney,PEPÁḴEṈ HÁUTW̱ Ecosystems Director

 

Savoury Stories: Food Is Connection | 6:00PM

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Creative Director | 

Jumana Risheq

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Storyteller | 

Tom Kral 

Nature's Chef & Wild Food

Educator

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Storyteller | 

Earl Claxton Jr.

Respected SȾÁUTW̱ elder, plant knowledge keeper and community historian.

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Storyteller| 

Jared Qwustenuxun Williams

 

Cowichan Elders Chef, Traditional foods advisor and educator 

Filmmaker, Photographer & Editor| 

Emily Robertson

Filmmaker, Photographer and editor of Food Is Connection. 

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Storytellers | 

Ariel Reyes Antuan & Jess Reyes Barton

Co-founders of Iye Creative & Palenke Greens

Storyteller| 

Asiyah Robinson

 

Community Organizer, Member of Iye Creative, Youth Engagment Moblizer

Panelist| 

Tiffany Joseph, ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL (Doing Good Work Together) Indigenous foods initiative

Panelist| 

Hannah Maia Roessler, M.A, P.Ag.

 

Educator, consultant, and life-long learner.

DAY 2 | DEC 4TH | 9:00 - 12:30 

Re-rooting our Local Food Economy | 9:00AM

Moderator| 

Ben Clark, Urban Food Table Co-Chair

Panelist| 

Jim McIsaac, Executive director of the T.Buck Suzuki Foundation

Panelist| 

Susan Tychie, South Island Farmhub Lead

Panelist| 

Jacques van Campen, Director of Innovation at South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP)

Panelist| 

Patricia Reichert, Closing the Supply Gap

Food Future Rooted in Change| 11:30 AM

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

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Artist | Jeremy Loveday, Poet

 

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Musical Guest | Luke Wallace

Artist | K.P DENNIS, Poet

 

Youth Stream | 

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Sarah Jim |

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Seed the City |

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