Organized by The Real Food Challenge, the 2011 Northeast Food and Justice Summit will be, according to their website, “the largest youth food justice convergence in history”—bringing together over 600 high school and college students and other young allies for three days. It will be held February 25-27, 2011 in the Curry Student Center at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.
It is interesting to note that unlike previous years, the 2011 Summit will focus on high school students, and not just college students. The cost is relatively low–priced (especially for a 3-day summit). Students will be able to register for $25, and there are scholarships available.
The event will unite, ignite, and shine: Unite a diverse coalition of young leaders across lines of age, race, class and geography; Ignite food justice organizing and activism throughout the Northeast with new ideas, tactics and opportunities; and Shine a light on this diverse, youth-driven movement.
The day will be full of speeches and musical performances from food movement leaders, poets and youth activists, workshops with role‐plays, cooking, activism trainings, leadership skill building, spoken word and other interactive activities, an opportunities fair with info on youth jobs, local food companies, organizations, service opportunities and field trips featuring local projects and organizations, and more!
Please help spread the word for this important event. Educating our youth is critical if we want to see any change, especially in the area of food justice. To register or stay informed on the Summit, visit the website for the event - http://realfoodchallenge.org/nefoodjustice2011