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Sustainable Food Systems Webinar Series Part 3: Organizing to Affect Your Food System: Food Policy and Action Groups

March 13, 2014

1:30-3:00 p.m.
This is the third and last webinar of the Sustainable Food Systems Series. Food Policy and Action groups are becoming more prevalent in our social landscape. As with many collective actions, formation results as a response to a perceived problem or opportunity and as a mechanism for enacting change. They often, begin organically as stakeholders reach out to each other to share common goals and activities. A more formalized policy or action group develops to facilitate the sharing and combining of resources, to create an identity to both influence the process and to be a connection point for a wider base of stakeholders and to create a working space for policy or food system change. Some of the ideas to be considered include:

  • Who are the participants in a Food Policy or Food Action group?
  • How do these groups address food system challenges?
  • What are some of their common goals and unique solutions?

Presenters: Joan Brady and Catherine Schwartz Mendez

Our Community Partner will be asked to share their group's story including a simple timeline and the impetus for each step toward network development and activity. They will also be asked to share some of their recommendations for anyone considering Food Action or Food Policy Group development and the role of these groups in Sustainable Food System Development.

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