Tag Archives: food justice

Just Food Dinner

Long Lane Farm, the North End Action Team and Bon Appétit are co-hosting a sit-down charity dinner to support the North End Farmer’s Market:

The North End Farmers Market is a wonderful and vital space in our community, and through its double dollars program it makes fresh, local, organic produce accessible and affordable for everyone! 100% of the proceeds from this dinner go directly to the double dollars program. Come enjoy some delicious food, generously catered for free by Bon Appétit, meet organizers from NEAT and Long Lane, discuss food justice, and support your local farmer’s market! Suggested minimum donation is $25 for adults, $15 for students and youth, cash or check. Donating gets you a three course meal, no extra charges! Check Facebook for the menu, vegan options available.

Date: Tuesday, May 8
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Place: Daniel Family Commons, 3rd floor Usdan (45 Wyllys Ave.)
Cost: $25 minimum donation for adults; $15 minimum donation for students/youth, cash or checks made out to “North End Action Team”
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If you can’t come, but still would like to support the Double Dollars program, you can donate at this You Caring page.

Spring Co-Op Info Session

From Heather Whittemore ’17:

Interested about joining local co-op this semester but unsure how to? Want to know more about how the co-op process works?
Come to PAC 002 on Monday, February 13 to have all of your questions answered!

Attending this meeting is not required to join co-op!

Local co-op is open to students (including grad students!), faculty, and staff

Facebook event (will be updated with further information): LINK HERE

Date: Monday, February 13th
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: PAC 002

Information Session: #ServeUpChange with FoodCorps

Join FoodCorps

Interested in food,  environment, health, or social justice?

Join FoodCorps: Become part of a network of leaders connecting kids to real food and helping them grow up healthy!

Get paid for a yearlong adventure:

  • Teaching children about food
  • Building school gardens
  • Changing what’s for lunch

Join FoodCorps and get a living allowance, health insurance, training, mentorship, job skills and a network of lifelong friends—while you jump-start your career and make the world a better place.

Hear from Ruthie Lazenby ‘10, now serving right outside of New Haven, CT, FoodCorps Connecticut fellow Chelsey Hahn, and FoodCorps Communications Coordinator Syed Ali ‘13, about how FoodCorps serves at the local, state, and national levels.

Apply before March 31st to #serveupchange.

DateMonday, February 16
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112
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Lecture: Food as a Social Issue

american way of eating

Noelle Hiam ’15 writes in:

Visiting professor and journalist Tracie McMillan is the author of the New York Times bestseller, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. Mixing immersive reporting, undercover investigative techniques and “moving first-person narrative” (Wall Street Journal), McMillan’s book argues for thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good—a stance that inspired The New York Times to call her “a voice the food world needs” and Rush Limbaugh to single her out as an “overeducated” “authorette” and “threat to liberty.” She’ll be speaking on her work, her book, and food as a social justice issue.

Date: Tuesday, April 22

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Place: Downey House

Apply for the Food Justice Workshop Series

Where does our food come from and why does it matter? In this workshop series we will explore the issue of food justice and how it impacts our lives, our neighbors, and our planet.  We will hear from experts in the field and brainstorm ways to get involved in our own communities.

The workshop will culminate in developing a personal or group project designed to target injustices and spark positive change in the movement toward a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.

We will be meeting on  Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30.  A home-cooked dinner from Long Lane Farm will be provided each week at5:30 (thank you, Farm House!) with discussion to follow from 7 to 7:30.

We are now accepting applications!  The deadline to apply is March 4, and you will be notified by March 11 about whether you have been selected to participate. We are looking for a core group of Wesleyan students with a passion for the cause of food justice and a specific interest in hands-on activism.

Questions? Contact kweiner@wes or meagan(@)neatmiddletown.org for more information.

Sponsored by the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship
Organized by Kate Weiner ’15, StartingBloc Fellow, and Meagan Erhart, Food Justice Americorp VISTA Member

Food Justice, Sustainability, and Sovereignty at Wesleyan and Beyond Student Forum Interest Meeting!

cats-and-veggiesFrom Noelle Hiam ’15 and Rachel Lindy ’15:

Do you eat food? Ever wonder where your food comes from? Are you interested in animals rights and/or environmental or social justice? If so, come to the interest meeting for the Food Justice, Sustainability, and Sovereignty forum this Monday evening at 7:00. There will be free snacks.

Date: Monday, January 27
Time: 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Student Forum: Food Justice and Sustainability at Wesleyan and Beyond

From Rachie Weisberg ’15:foodz

There is a lot of great food related work happening on campus like Food Not Bombs, Long Lane Farm, WesFRESH, and WILD Wes, to name a few. You might have even heard that Wesleyan was chosen as the most vegan-friendly small US school by PETA!

Here at Wesleyan, we are lucky enough to be provided (at least) three meals a day. Yet, despite the fact that we consume food everyday from Wesleyan’s meal plan, many of us are uneducated about the system that brings the food to our plate. In fact, the food system goes
largely overlooked in our daily lives. Our country’s food system consists of a variety components. We will learn about this system in its entirety spanning from issues related to labor, the environment, and overall health and access.

Food Is Good; Bombs Are Not

Just woke up? Good. Hungry? Great. Want to cook for Middletown? Snap; get a move on to Food Not Bombs on and around Main Street (though Joshua Krugman ’14 won’t be offended if you’re late):

Come cook with Middletown Food Not Bombs! Every Sunday (including this one!) at or after 11:00 a.m. First Church on Court St. (last block before Main St.)

Come eat with Middletown Food Not Bombs! in front of The Buttonwood Tree on Main St. at or after 12:45 p.m – bring instruments, songs!

Come clean up with Middletown Food Not Bombs! back at the church, 2:15 p.m.
THE BEST MEAL IN MIDDLETOWN AT ANY PRICE

When: Now through 2 something, every Sunday
Where: First Church (190 Court St.) -> The Buttonwood Tree (605 Main St.) -> First Church
Benefits to Society: Positive

WesFRESH Speaker Series

Caitlin C. Aylward ’13 writes in about WesFRESH’s fresh new speaker series:

This panel discussion on our current food system is a part of the WesFRESH speaker series in conjunction with Farm Hoe and sponsored by the COE.

This will be a discussion about the issues in our current food system, and in light of the upcoming farm bill, the barriers and possible solutions for rectifying these issues. I expect this panel to be a spontaneous panel discussion moderated by our faculty advisor, Prof. Fullilove, with plenty of time for student questions.

When: Oct. 11, 4PM

Where: Usdan 108

Check out the facebook event or follow the jump to read about the panelists.