This summit provided participants with the opportunity to explore their relationship with food and learn key concepts around food justice. They explored how their daily decisions can impact their communities and society as a whole.
Over the course of 7 synchronous hours, participants had the chance to learn from guest speakers representing a variety of organizations that are currently working towards achieving a more just and sustainable world. All of them are changing the patterns of food production and consumption.
During the Meaning Building Activity, participants engaged with the concept of Food Sovereignty and got to envision how sovereignty would look like in their own communities.
In small groups, students were challenged to bring their learnings together and work on a project that could later be used to take action towards the causes that matter most to them, in relation to the Summit's theme. Simultaneously, our Faculty cohort worked in developing a curriculum that could be used in their classrooms, to expand student's skills on the subject of food justice.
"I really enjoyed communicating with other people my age who come from different places and share our opinions and views, it gives me hope and inspiration as I now know that many other people want to make a change in this world. I also loved listening to the guest speakers as they were very passionate about their work"
"Stephen Ritz was by far my favorite part. He was an excellent and inspiring speaker who has obviously made a significant impact on the world and is passionate about teaching young people to do the same. I am looking forward to re watching and sharing his presentation when the recording is sent out."
"I really enjoyed the paying it forward project, because we got to take what we learned and connect it to what we already knew, and it was super motivating to work with other people who cared and were passionate about this issue and be able to learn from them as well."
"I liked many parts of this Summit. The pacing was good and provided a change of activity frequently - listening, talking, thinking and doing. There were many opportunities to collaborate and make connections. The website was really nicely laid out and was easy to use. While we were virtual, it still had a bit of the face to face conference feel with the map and changing rooms."