Sept 20: Open Networking Meeting - Food Policy Collaboration in New York City and Elsewhere: A Discussion with Mark Winne

Brought to you by Food Systems Network NYC and The Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer


photo, left: Mark Winne, courtesy of Mark Winne


Date: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Time: 12:00 - 12:30 pm _ Networking and book signing; 12:30-2:00pm - Program and Discussion

Location: The Office of Manhattan Borough President, 1 Centre St, 19th floor, South Entrance, New York, NY 10007. Please allow extra time to go through security.

 

* Copies of "Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin' Mamas" by Mark Winne will be available at the event in exchange for a donation to FSNYC (details below) *


About the Program:
Within the last five years, a broad array of city-based organizations and individuals have engaged in discussion on the multiple ways that city, state, and federal policies and programs shape the food system and affect New York City residents.   Just as city environmental policy in the 1970s became a focus for private and public advocacy, currently there is considerable interest in the prospects for formalizing a comprehensive, cohesive city food policy agenda.

How these prospects may be enhanced and what strategies are best for creating this agenda in New York City will be the focus of our discussion with pioneering community food security activist Mark Winne, founder of the Hartford Food System, author of “Closing the Food Gap” and “Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas,” and food policy council development expert.  There will also be a brief overview of recent NYC food policy developments and stakeholders from various perspectives have been invited to respond as part of the dialogue.

 

Presenters:

  • NYC food policy overview: Kate MacKenzie, FSNYC leadership Committee and Policy Director, City Harvest
  • Featured Speaker: Mark Winne, nationally known community activist, writer and trainer from Santa Fe New Mexico (www.markwinne.com)
  • Respondents: various perspectives from the NYC food movement, local government, farm and market sectors, and the research community, followed by moderated dialogue.

Moderator:

  • Thomas Forster, New School Food Studies faculty

Please Note:

  • There is a suggested $5 donation fee to attend this event for non-members. To become a FSNYC member visit: http://foodsystemsnyc.org/joinnow
  • Copies of "Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin' Mamas" by Mark Winne will be available at the event in exchange for a donation of $15 to FSNYC (does not include $5 suggested entrance donation for non-members)
  • Attendees are encouraged to arrive at 12:00, bring their own lunch, and network with each other.
  • Please allow extra time to go through security.