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Eat, Think, Vote! ... meet some candidates on food issues
Saturday, October 10, 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. ... Trinity United Church & Community Centre, The Great Hall, 76 Doulton Street ... located on Hale St. just south of Dundas St., London, Ont.
Does food matter to you? Let's make sure it matters to our politicians! Eat Think Vote is a movement calling on all citizens and candidates running in the federal election to share a meal together and engage in a dialogue to build a healthy and sustainable food system for Canada. For more information: http://campaign.foodsecurecanada.org/
In London, the invitation to a meal and conversation comes from Antler River Food Sovereignty round Table, organized by the Food Not Lawns London Canada, Hamilton Road Food Prosperity Initiative.
The Eat Think Vote campaign is asking for:
- zero hunger in Canada (food insecurity affects nearly 4 million Canadians);
- affordable food in northern and remote communities;
- support for new farmers ;
- a federal investment in a universal healthy school food program
Please RSVP here so a spot can be reserved. Tickets are free, but they need the count to prepare.
Follow Food Secure Canada on its website: http://foodsecurecanada.org/
... or on Facebook here
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Chaucer's Pub (Marienbad) in the Atrium, 122 Carling St., London
Join in with a self-led, peer-learning network of inquisitive minds and life-long learners. Presentation about a topic, discussion; and buy a brew and food.
You may vote for the topic that someone will present ... or add your own topic and start a campaign for others to vote for it. (voting closes 2 weeks before event) ... http://citysymposium.com/ideas/
Who Speaks for the Trees? A Civics Primer with Joni Baechler
Thursday, October 15, 2015 ... 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Garden Complex, Springbank Drive near Wonderland.
Join Nature London for a presentation by Joni Baechler entitled, “Who Speaks for the Trees? A Civics Primer for Nature London.” Joni Baechler is the former Mayor of the City of London, a long-time councillor, and an environmental activist who will brief Nature London members and guests on how to be effective in influencing nature-friendly decision making at City Hall.
This presentation is free for members of Nature London, and $5.00 for non-members (charge at the door).
London's longest existing environment organization, Nature London - dating back to 1864 - exists with the simple mission to preserve and enjoy nature. Through education programs, research and events it stimulates public interest in and understanding of nature and its protection and preservation. Check the website - http://www.naturelondon.com - for past events and undertakings. Contact: 519-457-4593 or email@example.com
World Food Day
As we can see from events happening this month, food is a topic we are thinking about.
October 16 is World Food Day, as declared by the United Nations. To find out more about this, check out http://www.worldfooddayusa.org/
THE PEOPLE'S FORUM ON ELIMINATING POVERTY
Call to Action: We Need Your Help To End Poverty in London. posted to CGL Sept. 20/15
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 9:30am-5:00pm
[Participant check-in begins at 9am]
Kingsmill Room, Huron University College,
1349 Western Road, London
Together with our community partners, Northeast Community Conversations Group (NECC) is super excited to offer this first ever grassroots-led, volunteer-driven event for the London community, to help bring an end to poverty!
NEEC will add more details next week about keynote guest speakers and presenters, breakout community conversation group sessions, information display tables, and much more....
All You Can Eat: A Symposium on Food
Sunday, October 18, 1:00 to 6:00 pm
Theatre and Community Gallery, Museum London
In celebration of our thematic fall exhibitions, and World Food Day on October 16, Museum London presents a symposium on a topic essential to survival: food. Discussions will explore the food system and its sustainability, as well as how food communicates identity, values, culture, and ethnicity. We begin the afternoon with a keynote address and finish it off with a tour and performance. R
Contributions by artist Vincenzo Pietropaolo on migrant workers in Canada, Dr. Marylynn Steckley on Haiti’s connection between race, class, and food, chef Nathan Isberg on foraging and his experimental restaurant Atlantic, and Dr. Jakub Dzamba on ground insect powder as the protein of the future. Moderated by Paul van der Werf of 2cg Inc.
Visit Symposium for more information.