Food Sovereignty, Women & Sustainability, 3/18/16 at UN CSW
Food Sovereignty, Women & Sustainability:
The Roots of System Change
2016 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Friday, March 18, 2016
Salvation Army (SA), 221 E. 52nd St., New York
8:30 AM in the auditorium
Sponsored By: Temple of Understanding, Bioneers. UNCTAD New York, Parliament of World’s Religions. Mining Working Group, Feminist Task Force
This panel will explore access to healthy food as a lens toward understanding the interconnections of all our equity and sustainability issues. Ensuring sustainable food for all is clearly both a practical and a moral effort; faith communities have long been committed to this. Access to decent food can be seen as a crosscutting issue through all the Sustainable Development Goals; it touches on justice, sovereignty, health, climate change, water, economy, faith and world peace, and women’s leadership in all these arenas. The nourishment, health, economics, sustainability and peace of families, communities and nation states improve as the leadership and literacy of women increase.
Panelists will reflect from their diverse perspectives with specific strategies towards food sovereignty for all as well as what sustains them in their work, both in literal food and in spirit. Join us to see how meeting this most basic human need can illuminate a path towards a healthier and more just future.
Chantal Line Carpentier, chief, New York UNCTAD Office
Kirtrina Baxter, organizer, urban farm manager, member of Black Dirt Farm Collective
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers
Jen Kopec, intuitive healer, consciousness in food and body
Grove Harris, Representative to the United Nations, Temple of Understanding