December 5-6, 2013, the School of International Service will host Rural Coalition's annual Winter Forum. Rural Coalition is a grassroots alliance of farmers, farmworkers, indigenous, migrant, and immigrants working to bring justice and equity to food and farm policy. During the Winter Forum, all 60+ of their community based organization member groups will come to DC to strategize agricultural policy reforms with sustainability and social equity in mind. These member groups represent diverse communities of African American, American Indian, Latino, and Asian America and other family farmers and ranchers, and farmworkers in the US and Mexico. A third of the groups are explicitly immigrant-based. The two-day event will include panels, workshops, breakout sessions, presentations, and a campus tour for youth delegates from our communities. The intention of this particular Forum is to provide a place for multi-dimensional dialogue about the US Farm Bill—about what has worked, what is woefully inadequate, and how it can be improved to best foster viable, bountiful, resilient, and just agri-food systems in the US and beyond. The goal is to bring together the diverse perspectives and experiences of practitioners and of researchers so as to better inform policies that impact food and farming.
December 5 from 8:30am-10:00am is a coffee tasting and opening ceremony, which is open to students. Location - SIS Abramson Family Founders Room
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