Monday, January 15, 2007

Lunchbox Speakers' Series - Slow Food Movement: January 17, 2007

The Social Economy Centre (OISE/UT) Lunchbox Speakers' Series Presents

Slow Food Movement: Building a Global Social Economy for Good, Clean and Fair Food

Debbie Field,
Executive Director, Foodshare

Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 12:00 pm1:30 pm.
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
252 Bloor Street West, Toronto.
Room 12-199

The Slow Food Movement started in Italy a decade ago as a protest against "Fast Food" as McDonald’s moved to establish an outlet in Rome near the Spanish steps. Now it is a global movement which encompasses food producers and community food activists. Debbie Field, the Executive Director of FoodShare, an innovative nonprofit dealing with issues of food security, was one of the Canadian delegates who attended Terra Madre, the second world meeting of food communities. Held in Turin, Italy in October 2006, Terra Madre brought together almost 9,000 people in Turin: 4,803 farmers, breeders, fishers and artisan food producers from 1,583 food communities and 150 nations; 953 cooks; 411 professors and representatives from 225 universities; 2,320 observers and guides; 776 volunteers. Debbie will be talking about the Slow Food Movement and what we as social economy activists can learn from this multi-class international alliance.

This event will be webcast and we will accept questions via e-mail from remote participants. Go to the following webpage for detailed instructions to set up for and view the webcast:

For more information, go to or contact
Sherap Winn at or (416) 923-6641, extension 2087

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