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Fair Trade and Real Food Conference @ ASU

The food sustainability movement is growing. United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) and the Real Food Challenge (RFC) Southwest Regional Chapters are partnering to bring you a weekend full of fair and sustainable food activism! Feb. 11-13 @ Arizona State University

All over the Southwest, the food sustainability movement is growing. Students are asking their campus food service providers to purchase ethical and environmentally-sound products. Activists are working to ensure farm worker rights and fair wages. In South Phoenix and other areas, community members are planting gardens to help reverse food deserts. Although seemingly disparate, each of these actions fit into the creation of a sustainable food system as a whole. In the context of the unique Southwest cultures, economies, and environments, this conference will create a space for students and allies from across the food sustainability and justice movement to share knowledge and skills, cultivate relationships, and deepen our commitment to the movement.

Registration: Click: register The $35 fee will include 5 meals, a homestay for Friday and Saturday night, a fair trade conference tote bag from Las Otras Hermanas, and more.

See complete summit schedule: schedule

For more information contact Kim: southwestcoordinator (at) usft (dot) org

Powerpoints given at conference:  Midwest

Media USFT SW 2011

Students for Fair Trade 2011 SW Convergence!

Register now right here!

United Students for Fair Trade (USFT) and the Real Food Challenge (RFC) are partnering to bring you a weekend full of food activism from February 11-13, 2011 in sunny Tempe, Arizona! In the context of the unique Southwest cultures, economies, and environments, this conference will create a space for students and allies from across the fair and sustainable food movement to share knowledge and skills, cultivate relationships, and deepen our commitment to the movement.

The registration fee of $35 will include 5 meals, a home stay for Friday and Saturday night, a fair trade conference tote bag from Las Otras Hermanas, and all of the sessions. Register right here.

Sessions: Utilizing Media to Win Campaigns, Piloting the Real Food Calculator, Farm to Cafeteria, a Seville Orange Harvest on the ASU Tempe Campus, and more. Questions? Email Kim Pearson, the Southwest Coordinator of USFT, at southwestcoordinator@usft.org. Thank you!