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Panic shopping. Vegetable gardens. Empty aisles. Recipes passed down across generations. Rotting crops. Food deserts. Supply chain shortages. Care packages and grocery deliveries.

Food is central to our lives, yet access to the food you want is wildly varied depending on your neighbourhood, your income level, your cultural identities and other factors. Why doesn’t everyone have enough to eat? Why is access to food so different across different neighbourhoods, cities and populations? What have we learned about food security in Metro Vancouver throughout COVID-19? And what community initiatives are already helping to create food security for all in the future?

Join CityHive, SFU Public Square and SFU’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue for another #DistantNotDisengaged session and dig into all things food (literally and metaphorically). We invite you to arrive on the call with food prepared, and enjoy getting to know others on the call by sharing a virtual meal together. You’ll be joined by “lunch leaders”—folks from across the region who work in food security, policy and equity—to chat over your meals in a breakout room, followed by a panel discussion.

Moderator

Dr. Tammara Soma
MCIP, RPP, Assistant Professor, SFU School of Resource and Environmental Management, Research Director, Food Systems Lab

Dr. Tammara Soma MCIP RPP is an Assistant Professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management (Planning Program) at SFU and a food system planner. She is also the Research Director of Food Systems Lab, a social innovation research lab covering issues from farm to table and beyond.

Speakers

Abra Brynne
Executive Director, Central Kootenay Food Policy Council

Abra grew up on a farm in BC’s Okanagan Valley, where her family of 13 raised a large portion of their food needs and were members of a local tree fruit marketing cooperative. She has worked closely with farmers and on food systems for thirty years, and is the Executive Director of the Central Kootenay Food Policy Council.

Dawn Morrison
Director, Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Dawn is of Secwepemc ancestry and is the Founder/Curator of the Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty. Since 1983 Dawn has worked and studied horticulture, ethno-botany, adult education, and restoration of natural systems in formal institutions, as well as through her own personal and community healing and learning journey. Following the years she spent teaching Aboriginal Adult Basic Education, Dawn has been dedicating her time and energy to land based healing and learning which led her to her life's work of realizing herself more fully as a developing spirit-aligned leader in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement.

Dawn has consistently organized and held the space over the last 15 years for mobilizing knowledge and networks towards a just transition from the basis of decolonizing food systems in community, regional and international networks where she has become internationally recognized as a published author. Dawn's work on Decolonizing Research and Relationships is focused on creating a critical pathway of consciousness that shines a light on the cross-cultural interface where Indigenous Food Sovereignty meets, social justice, climate change and regenerative food systems research, action and policy, planning and governance.

Some of the projects Dawn is leading include: Wild Salmon Caravan, Indigenous Food and Freedom School, Dismantling Structural Racism in the Food System, and Tsilhqot’in National Government Food Security/Sovereignty Project.

Christina Lee
Special Projects, hua foundation

Christina is a 2.5 generation settler of the Cantonese diaspora, living on unceded territories including the lands of the three title-holding Nations: the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), skx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlílwətaʔ/sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh). As a member of the hua foundation team, Christina wears many different hats, from program and systems building to community research and consulting. She is an anti-racism and care ethics advocate, photographer, and lover of dogs.

When

August 06, 2020

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Where

Online Event
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.

ACCESSIBILITY, TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY

Registration and Password

A password to access this webinar will be sent to all registrants via email in the days and hours preceeding the event.

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using online meeting technology in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking
  • We will lock the meeting at 12:10pm
  • We will ask that participants use their first and last name as their display name on the webinar, so we can check incoming participants against the event registration list

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into the webinar. This is so that the webinar platform can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.

We also ask that you respect our community guidelines:

  • Be as present as possible (turn video on, put away phone, close/mute tabs).
  • Thoughtful questions are welcome in the chat throughout the session. If your question is for a particular speaker, type “@name” at the beginning.
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames they provide!
  • Step up, step back: if you’ve asked a question or shared a comment, ensure that new voices are heard before you contribute again.
  • Practice self-care: if you need to get up or take a break, please feel free.

COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY GUIDELINES AND SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

All participants are asked to participate as socially accountable community members. We ask that you provide your full name as your display name during the online meeting and that you review our community guidelines ahead of your participation in the event. This is to ensure the safety of our guests and speakers as well as foster honest and accountable dialogue between people in this space. Thank you for respecting our community guidelines!

  • Above all, there will be zero tolerance for those who promote violence against others on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, or different ability. Anyone who incites harm towards other participants (be it through the chat, video or audio functions) will be removed at the discretion of our technical team and moderator.
  • Be as present as possible (turn video on, put away phone, close/mute tabs).
  • Thoughtful questions are welcome in the chat throughout the session. If your question is for a particular speaker, type “@name” at the beginning.
  • Don’t assume pronouns/gender/knowledge based on someone’s name or video image. We can refer to people using the usernames they provide!
  • Step up, step back: if you’ve asked a question or shared a comment, ensure that new voices are heard before you contribute again.
  • Practice self-care: if you need to get up or take a break, please feel free.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility or privacy, feel free to connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca.

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