7/17: Mayoral candidate forum on the future of food in New York City

Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City




Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm)

Location: Tishman Auditorium at The New School, 66 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011

RSVP: We are thrilled to say that there is overwhelming demand for this event and we've booked an overflow room! Your enthusiasm sends a persuasive message to Mayoral candidates. Sign-up for the Waiting List here!  

Livestream: This event will be livestreamed! Find more info here. View the livestream: https://new.livestream.com/TheNewSchool/nycfoodforum

NOTE: All RSVPs and Waiting Listees are strongly encouraged to arrive 30-60 minutes prior to the event as seating in Tishman is not guaranteed.  


This year is an important election year for food.  The election is an opportunity to reflect on the progress we’ve made, but also to recognize what is left undone.


Because a Mayor who understands the importance of food is critical to achieving a healthier, fairer, more sustainable, more affordable, and economically stronger food system, several of the city’s leading food systems and anti-hunger organizations and institutions are convening a Mayoral candidate forum on the future of food in New York City.


The forum will be moderated by Marion Nestle, award-winning author and Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University.


This event offers our city’s and our region’s food communities – that’s you! -- the opportunity to come together and engage mayoral candidates, learn their positions on food issues, and inspire them with a vision for a better food system.


Forum Co-Hosts*

Brooklyn Food Coalition
City Harvest
Food Bank For New York City
Food Chain Workers Alliance
Food Studies program at The New School for Public Engagement
Food Systems Network NYC
Hunger Action Network NYS
Just Food
New York City Coalition Against Hunger
New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College
NRDC Action Fund
Public Health Solutions


Partner Organizations & Groups*

#QualityACCESS Initiative
163rd St. Improvement Council
A Cook's Companion
American Farmland Trust
Baum Forum
Bed Stuy Campaign Against Hunger
Beth-Hark Christian Counseling Center, Inc.
Boswyck Farms
Brighter Green
Bronx Health REACH
Brooklyn Bridge CSA
Church of Christ the King
Citizens' Committee for Children of New York
Community Food Advocates
Community Health Action of Staten Island
Community Impact
Down to Earth Markets
Every Day is a Miracle
FGE Food & Nutrition Team
Food & Water Watch
The Garden of Union
GRACE Communications Foundation
Green Rabbits
Greenpoint Reformed Church Hunger Program
Growing Chefs
Harlem Health Promotion Center
Harlem Seeds
The Harlem4 Center for Change
Hearts and Hands Incorporated
Hour Children Food Pantry
Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club
Karp Resources
Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Leviticus Church / Five Loaves & Two Fish
Masbia Soup Kitchen Network
Muslim Women's Institute for R&D
The Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project (MARP)
Neighbors Together
New Amsterdam Market
The New York Permaculture Exchange
Northeast Brooklyn Housing Development Corp.
NYC Community Garden Coalition
NYC Food and Fitness Partnership
NYC Foodscape
Parent Earth
Queens County Farm Museum
Queens Jewish Community Council
Red Rabbit
The River Fund New York
Scenic Hudson
School Food FOCUS
Slow Food NYC
Slow Money NYC
SoHo Journal
Southside United HDFC (Los Sures)
St. Edward Food Pantry
STOP Foodborne Illness
Sustainable Flatbush
The Sylvia Center
Teachers College CU Program in Nutrition
True Gospel Tabernacle Church
United Community Centers / East New York Farms!
Walks the Talk, Ent. Inc.
Waste to Wealth Ventures
Welfare Rights Initiative, Hunter College
Wellness in the Schools
West Side Campaign Against Hunger
Xavier Mission


*The forum Co-Hosts and Partner Organizations and Groups, through their support of this forum, do not do not endorse nor support or oppose any political candidates or parties.