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Food Sovereignty Convergence - Canberra

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23 Oct 2017 (All day)
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. 
The Food Sovereignty Convergence will be two days of debate, stories, analysis, sharing, strategising and planning, all in the cause of building a fair food system for all Australians! Farmers, consumer advocates, right to food activists, urban agriculturalists, educators, communicators, innovators - whoever you are, wherever you're from - if you see yourself as part of Australia's food sovereignty movement, this is for you! 
Monday/Tuesday Unconference
The Food Sovereignty Convergence will begin on Monday with a discussion on indigenous food sovereignty and land sovereignty led by Ngambri man Shane Mortimer. We will then move into a discussion about the global food sovereignty movement led by AFSA President Tammi Jonas, who has recently returned from the VIIth International Conference of La Via Campesina (the international peasant farmers' movement) and meetings of the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN.
The majority of Monday and Tuesday will be MC'd by Alex Bayley in unconference style - How does this work?
Early in the day, we will have an unconference scheduling period where people can propose sessions. 
Proposed sessions will be scheduled using large post-it notes on the wall, and facilitators will help ensure that sessions have as little overlap or conflict as possible. Sometimes, two sessions may be combined together if the topics are similar.
At the end of the day, we’ll come back together for a closing session to gather feedback and talk about what we’ve gained from the day’s activities.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided for both days of the Convergence so please let us know if you have any dietary requirements via email at admin@australianfoodsovereigntyalliance.org.
The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday afternoon, details TBC. 
Tickets for the Convergence (Monday and Tuesday) and Potluck Dinner (Monday evening) are $110 for general admission and $160 for govt/organisations. Tickets are also sold separately for the Potluck Dinner on Monday evening at $20. 
For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=305288

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