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WORKSHOP Food Justice in the City: engaging people power, politics and econ...

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Room A337 until 2pm then A437 until 5pm

William Angliss Institute

555 La Trobe Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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This interactive workshop has been designed for individuals and organisations interested in ensuring that everyone living in Australia has access to good, healthy food. You could be a practitioner, business-owner, researcher, public servant, entrepeneur and/or part of the food or community workforce – everyone is welcome!


The half-day workshop has been split into three parts:

1. The role of social enterprises in achieving food justice

2. Engaging people power to shift the food system

3. Using economics to engage decision makers


Please note: limited tickets are available. Tickets are $30 per person which includes afternoon tea by Kinfolk. Profits will help to fund initiatives by Australia's Right to Food Coalition, FoodLab Detroit and Sustain: The Australian Food Network.

Networking drinks and a public lecture by Devita Davison with panel discussion will follow this workshop. Please indicate your attendance at this lecture via this separate Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-lecture-food-justice-in-the-city-tickets-38307076497


Throughout the workshop we will learn from the wonderful Devita Davison who is visiting from the USA, together with various experts from our own backyard here in Melbourne. We are also delighted to welcome the following local experts to help facilitate the workshop:

  • Cassandra Bawden: Recruited by the Councel to Homeless Persons into the original Peer Education and Support Program (PESP) in 2005, PESP Project Worker in 2009 and PESP Team Leader in 2012, Cassandra has strived to improve opportunities for consumers to participate in homelessness policy, service planning and development and community education. Cassandra provides PESP team members with ongoing training and support to advocate for improvements in the response to homelessness.
  • Russell Shields: Russell is the founder of The Community Grocer, a social enterprise initiative that aims to improve access to fresh affordable food for people living in public and social housing via community led weekly fruit and vegetable markets. He recently established and managed the Food Justice Truck at the ASRC. In 2013 Russell was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study `International models of food rescue and community food initiatives that address food security for vulnerable populations’, and is a member of the City of Melbourne Homelessness Advisory Committee and StreetSmart Grants Committee.
  • Ben McMenamin - As a professional chef of 10 years and a graduate of the Bachelor Environmental Social Science at RMIT, Ben combines a strong knowledge of food research, education, and policy with extensive hands-on experience in growing and cooking sustainable food. His social enterprise - the Social Food Project - works to create a more connected and equitable food system through interactive food events and workshops.
  • Georgie Allan - Foodbank Victoria
  • Julia McCartan - Julia is an Accredited Practising Dietitian with over 13 years of experience working in roles that have focused on public health nutrition, food systems research and health promotion project management. She has overseen the implementation of many food security and food systems projects in Victoria, Central Australia and the Kingdom of Tonga. In her current role at Monash University, she has worked on a longitudinal study to monitor food cost in Victorian communities, and has evaluated several food security programs. She has an interest in systems-based and community coalition approaches to improve local food environments and currently co-teaches the units Public Health Nutrition and Food Sustainability Systems within the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food.

Key Themes: Social Enterprise, Local Food Economy, Equity and Inclusion in Food, Entrepreneurship, Urban Food Security and Sustainability

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William Angliss Institute

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