Feb 26 & 27; Fri & Sat Details TBA
University of California, Santa Cruz
The Social Fiction Conference provides a unique venue for analyzing issues of Social Justice. On Sat Feb 27, The River Park Garden Video Collective will show a rough cut of their collaboratively-authored documentary film. This will be followed by a Social Justice and Collective Action Roundtable convened by a group of UCSC professors, River Park Garden community leaders, parents of the youth team, and the directors of the Community Agroecology Network and Mesa Verde Gardens. They will discuss cultural identity, education, social justice, and building community around collective efforts like the River Park Garden in Watsonville to support Latin@ youth and college students in Santa Cruz County.
Apr 23 & 24; Sat & Sun Details TBA
University of California, Santa Cruz/Kresge College
IPES-Food is a new independent panel for food systems reform, co-chaired by Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and ex-UNICEF nutrition expert Olivia Yambi. CAN co-founder and board president, Dr. Stephen Gliessman, is a member of this panel, which features 18 top experts from various fields connected to food systems.
CAN is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to sustain rural livelihoods and environments in the global south through the integration of agroecology-based research, education, and development strategies. Our work is both regional and global, with projects and activities in Mexico, Central America, and the United States, and our International Agroecology Shortcourse, which has trained hundreds of farmers, researchers, and community leaders from around the world since 2000.