Sat, Oct 29|
Community Conversations Conference Day 1
Discussing the layers of the Black Food Sovereignty Plan and courses of action within the community.
Time & Location
Oct 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
About The Event
Many Black families in Toronto often do not have enough money to feed themselves. And the situation got worse during the height of COVID-19.
Here is the good news - the City of Toronto is supporting a Plan to make healthy nutritious food more available and accessible to Black communities.
But the Plan can only succeed with community leadership.
About the conference
After gathering Black sustainable food systems folks for two conferences in 2020 and 2021, Black Food Sovereignty Toronto is hosting our next series of online Community Conversations on October 29th and November 19th, 2022 to facilitate dialogue around the future of Black food sovereignty in Toronto.
Building on its leadership in advocating for a Black Food Sovereignty Plan, Black Food Sovereignty Toronto and The City of Toronto’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit are facilitating community dialogue around the future of Black food sovereignty in Toronto through the Community Conversations series.
On Saturday, October 29th from 12:00PM-3:00PM EST come to learn about the Toronto Black Food Sovereignty Plan, an exciting development for Black community stakeholders in Toronto––and how your needs as a farmer, restauranteur, business owner and more may be prioritized through this Plan.
Discuss the BFS Plan with: Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Director of Community Resources Section at the City of Toronto; Meseret Asneke, Community Development Officer at the City’s Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit (CABR), Michelle Molubi, Community Development Officer at CABR, the Black Food Sovereignty Advisory Circle, Anan Lololi, Chair of the Black Food Sovereignty Working Group; and Aina-Nia Ayodele, teacher of ancient wisdom and founding champion of the Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit (CABR) at The City of Toronto.
The event will be hosted by Itah Sadu, dynamic poet, author and community advocate and feature a special performance from award-winning “Godmother of Dub Poetry” Lillian Allen. Expect a day of rich learning, networking, and the chance to shape public policy for Black Torontonians. Win prizes from local Black vendors and meet other passionate community champions and activists.
Presentation from Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit