Food Sovereignty Convergence 2019

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Food Connect Shed. Your Space!

8 Textile Crescent

Salisbury

Brisbane, QLD 4107

Australia

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The annual coming together of the food sovereignty movement in Australia to share, strategise and plan for building a better food system.

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Food Sovereignty Convergence 2019

The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is proud to present the 5th annual Food Sovereignty Convergence, this year hosted in Brisbane by local legends Robert Pekin & Emma-Kate Rose of Food Connect at their newly crowdfunded & community owned Food Connect Shed!

Convergence is a space where Australia's food sovereignty movement comes together to debate, collaborate, share, and strategize to advance food sovereignty in Australia, and build the movement for the future. From farmers to consumer advocates, food rights activists to chefs, from researchers to community organisers: we encourage everyone working on food sovereignty and food system change to join us to help shape the agenda for the coming year.

Food sovereignty asserts the right of peoples to nourishing and culturally appropriate food produced and distributed in ecologically sound and ethical ways, and their right to collectively determine their own food and agriculture systems.

Sunday night: Farming Democracy Palaver & Dinner - Radically transforming the food system from the ground up!

5:30pm - 9:30pm

This year, Convergence kicks off on Sunday evening with a lively provocation from two of the authors of AFSA’s new book Farming Democracy, AFSA President and pastured pig and cattle farmer Tammi Jonas of Jonai Farms from Victoria, and Queensland pastured poultry farmer and on-farm abattoir owner Daniel Cordner. We'll be discussing the real costs and value of farming, what it takes to build a better food system from the ground up, and what part everyone can play in growing and eating our way to a better future for all.

Monday: Convergence Un-conference

9:30am - 5:00pm

Monday’s Convergence discussions open with lightning talk sessions that will spotlight the diversity of people and experiences that make up our food and farming systems, including women, youth, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ people. Convergence will continue with on Monday with un-conference sessions and break-out discussions on the key current issues for the food sovereignty movement (such as the urgent need to climate proof our farms and food systems), our roles in shaping the future, and next steps. Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Tuesday: Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance AGM

9:30am

Convergence concludes on Tuesday with AFSA's Annual General Meeting, where members can raise, discuss, and vote on key issues for action and governance decisions for the coming year. The AGM will be followed by a potluck lunch with your fellow members - we welcome you to join us and, if you are able, bring something to share.

The Food Sovereignty Convergence is central to determining the work that AFSA does to advance food sovereignty and address the important issues in our food system. For that reason, we encourage everyone’s input on identifying the key issues for the food sovereignty agenda, and for discussion at Convergence. We look forward to seeing many voices join this year’s conversations on food sovereignty and hope to have your voice be one of them!

Ahead of Convergence, we encourage you to join the FSC Facebook group to add to the pre-event discussions about what issues and topics you would like included at Convergence: https://www.facebook.com/groups/917279945015531/

Support the Food Sovereignty Convergence

Ticket prices for the Food Sovereignty Convergence are kept as low as possible to enable as many people as possible to participate in the discussion.

If you have capacity to contribute to Convergence with a donation in addition to your ticket price, this will help to cover the full costs of the event, and support AFSA's work advocating for food sovereignty in Australia. Your support is greatly appreciated, and enables Convergence to be an inclusive and democratic space for the food sovereignty movement in Australia .

Date and Time

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Food Connect Shed. Your Space!

8 Textile Crescent

Salisbury

Brisbane, QLD 4107

Australia

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Contact the organiser to request a refund.

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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