Call for Workshops & Papers - Farm to Plate Conference
Farm to Plate Conference: Uniting to Create, Educate, and Celebrate a Sustainable Local Food System, May 11-13, Ithaca and the surrounding areas.

We invite proposals for workshops or paper sessions from food consumers, educators, farmers, gardeners, academics, program manager and anybody who is working towards creating a just, equitable and sustainable food system.

Paper proposals are DUE MARCH 8, notification by March 15th.
Workshops proposals are DUE MARCH 15, notification by April 1st.

Final decisions regarding which proposals are selected will be made by the group of collaborators planning the conference, and when appropriate, proposers may be asked to collaborate with others on the topic they propose.

WORKSHOP OPTION: Propose a workshop on a topic related to sustainable, just, equitable food system building. The workshop might be a hands-on activity, or facilitation of panelists you bring together on a specific topic or one that involves reflection and discussion or involve developing a policy document. It could take place in a classroom or a field, or a kitchen. Be creative!

PAPER SESSION OPTION: We hope a small number of scholarly papers will be presented and shared that bring together the themes of agroecology, food justice and well-being. You can propose an entire session or a single paper.

For both workshops and paper sessions, we are broadly interested in (though not limited to) proposals that address one or more of the following topics:
- Production and self-sufficiency
- Health and wellbeing
- Linkages between farming, environmental preservation, resilience and climate change
- Racial and social justice in the food system including oppressive structures and solutions of hope
- The linkages and possibilities between food justice and agroecology – as theoretical approaches, social movements and practices.
- Possibilities, connectivities and differences between movements such as slow food, food justice and food sovereignty, (And how these food movements link to production issues and agroecology.)
- Agroecological research with a social justice dimension, that is participatory and supports de-colonizing knowledges.
- The role of food justice in struggles over water and land rights for indigenous groups.
- Methods, activities and networks that promote transformative action.
- Addressing the politics of food in ways that transform our food system, particularly at this current political and historical juncture.

Honorariums will be provided for Workshop Presenters.
If submitting multiple proposals, please complete a SEPARATE FORM FOR EACH one.

Questions: Workshop related questions, contact Kate@GroundswellCenter.org. Paper Session related questions, contact Rachel Bezner Kerr, rbeznerkerr@cornell.edu.

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