Scholarships: Food Justice Conference (Oakland, CA Nov 5-8, 2011)

Michael Burns michael at
Fri Jul 8 09:07:53 EDT 2011

Join us for CFSC's 15th Annual Conference:
November 4 – 8, 2011 in Oakland, California


A small number of scholarships and volunteer positions are available  
to cover the costs of full registration for conference participants.

Priority for scholarships will be given to people of color, people  
working in communities of color or low-income communities, youth,  
limited resource farmers/producers, food chain workers and new  
community leaders. Representation from all regions of the country will  
also be taken into consideration.

There are also a small number of volunteer positions available.  In  
exchange for 12 hours of work during the conference, volunteers will  
be able to attend the conference for free.  People who reside in the  
Bay Area will be given priority for volunteer positions.

Apply online:
Application deadline: August 26


Over the past 15 years, CFSC has worked to catalyze a broad and far- 
reaching food systems movement. Each year, CFSC brings people together  
to learn from each other and to shape the future of our movement. CFSC  
held its first conference with 170 attendees in Los Angeles in 1997  
and this year we return to California for “Food Justice: Honoring our  
Roots, Growing the Movement.”

CFSC and the movement have grown exponentially, and so has the annual  
conference! We expect 1,200 participants this November 5 – 8 in  
Oakland, CA from almost every state, many Canadian provinces, and five  
continents. The California Food and Justice Coalition ( 
) and Food First ( will be our hosts and have teamed  
up with many Bay Area organizations to help CFSC put on a fantastic  

The conference will begin with two days of pre-conference short  
courses and Food Justice Tours throughout the Bay Area. The main  
conference begins Sunday morning and runs through Tuesday afternoon  
featuring 66 skill building and educational workshops, 20 networking  
sessions, 5 CFSC Member committee meetings, and a poster session.

Throughout the conference General Sessions will look back to the roots  
of our food movement, discuss the Food & Farm Bill, and examine where  
our movement is heading.  The third annual Food Sovereignty Prize will  
be awarded and attendees will have the opportunity to meet Food  
Sovereignty and Food Justice advocates from the Bay Area and beyond.

Conference website:
Conference Email List:

Emily Becker
Membership Coordinator & Conference Planner
Community Food Security Coalition
503-954 – 2970 ext 202 (o)
503-954-2959 (f)

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