THURS 9/23: People’s Kitchen Counter-Mobilization: Food System Take-Back

THURS Sept 23, 7 – 11:30AM PDT /  10AM – 2:30PM EDT 

People’s Kitchen Counter-Mobilization: Food System Take-Back

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In concert with the global resistance to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), National Family Farm Coalition will host the virtual People’s Kitchen Counter-Mobilization: Food System Take-Back on the same day as the UNFSS — September 23, 2021. This virtual event will elevate the voices and concerns of those whose hands put food on our collective tables, yet are being marginalized by the UNFSS’s process.

The program will include saludos from our food sovereignty partners around the world, and live music!


10:00AM EDT: Opening

10:30AM EDT: African Perspectives on UNFSS:  A Conversation with Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa & Slow Food International

Speakers: Anne Maina, The Biodiversity and Biosafety Association of Kenya (BIBA-Kenya) and Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA); Edie Mukiibi, Vice President, Slow Food International

11:30AM EDT: Defending Land Rights for Food Sovereignty in the Americas & Beyond

Speakers: Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau, ActionAID; Maria Louisa Mendoza, Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos/The Network for Social Justice and Human Rights, Brazil

1:00 PM EDT: Protecting the Sacred: Indigenous Land and Sea Food Sovereignty

Speakers: Valerie Segrest, an enrolled member of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and cofounder of Tahoma Peak Solutions; Carl Wassile, Native Fisherman from Yup’ik Nation in Western Alaska and part of Alaska’s Big Village Network and BlockCorporateSalmon

2:00PM EDT: Taking Action for Food Sovereignty

Speakers: Niaz Dorry, National Family Farm Coalition and North American Marine Alliance

Event hosted by Community Alliance for Global Justice, National Family Farm Coalition, North American Marine Alliance, One Fish Foundation, and Slow Food USA.

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