June 24 Meeting: The Vancouver Food Strategy & The Right to Food Special Event

Join us for our June meeting at a special location and time! We will be having a 1-hour condensed meeting so that we can participate in the ‘Right to Food in Canada’ event hosted by the BC Civil Liberties Association.

Wednesday, June 24

5:45-6:45 – 1-hour council meeting at Woodward’s Building (Hastings @ Abbott) 5th Floor (take main elevators up to 5th floor)

*note that we are starting 15 minutes early*


5:45-6:00 – Introductions & Updates

6:00-6:45 – Vancouver Food Strategy Updates and the role of the VFPC in moving it forward

6:45-7:00 – Travel to Carnegie Centre

7:00-9:00 – ‘A Right to Food in Canada’

On June 24th, join us as we explore what it means to have a “right to food” in Canada.  Come and learn about the BC Civil Liberties Association’s right to food project and our research on how Canadian law can be used to enforce the right to food.  You’ll also hear from a panel of Vancouver experts about what communities are doing in the absence of a rights-based national food strategy and the ways they are working towards food justice and an end to poverty.

Laura Track, BCCLA lawyer and Right to Food project lead will join in conversation with:

Paul Taylor, Executive Director, Gordon Neighbourhood House
Doris Chow, Downtown Eastside Kitchen Tables Project
Gil Aguilar, BC Poverty Reduction Coalition and Migrant Workers Dignity Association
Graham Riches, UBC Professor Emeritus

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event will take place June 24th, 7-9pm at Carnegie Community Centre Theatre, 401 Main St. Vancouver.  Click here to visit our Facebook event page.  Click here to download an event poster in PDF format: Vancouver-Right-to-Food-poster.pdf

Event website: https://bccla.org/events/2015/06/a-right-to-food-in-canada/


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