CHICAGO FOOD POLICY SUMMIT 2018

Feb 23, 2018 at the South Shore Cultural Center

 

GOOD FOOD PURCHASING RESOLUTION PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL

 

POLICY CHANGE FOR GOOD FOOD + LOCAL ECONOMIES

 

OUR VISION FOR CHICAGO

Chicago Food Policy Action Council’s 13th Annual Chicago Food Policy Summit: From Survive to Thrive
Friday, February 23rd 9-5pm, with after hours mini-grant reception from 5:30-7:30pm.
South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive
Connect with food workers, farmers, vendors, and local leaders to discuss food policy and critical issues involving climate change, labor, food access, urban farming and the economics of food production in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois.  Scholarships for the registration fee are available.  For more information, contact cfpac.inquiries@gmail.com.

We are pleased to share the 2018 summit schedule. With 9 workshops, 1 keynote speaker, 15+ vendors and 1 policy forum, our 13th Annual Food Policy Summit will be an active day of community-building, learning, and strategizing.

Chicago Food Policy Summit 2018 Schedule

10 AM – 3 PM
Vendor Marketplace (Please note that lunch will not be provided, but several vendors will be selling food. Please bring cash.)

8:45 – 9:30 AM Check-In, Welcome

9:30 – 10:30 AM Keynote Speech by Amani Olugbala

10:45 – 12:00 PM
Workshop Session 1:
Good Food Purchasing Policy: Overview
Navigating through the City of Chicago Licensing Process
History of Black and Latinx Farming Movements (90+ min)

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:15 PM
Workshop Session 2:
Preparing Farmers for Sale and Setting Contracts
Urban Agriculture License and Other License Issues
Worker-Led Cooperative Development

2:30 – 3:45 PM

Workshop Session 3:
GFPP Chicago Coalition and Beyond
Creative Funding for Your Business or Market
Alternative Markets4:00 – 5:00 PM Closing Policy Forum

5:30 – 7:30 PM Post-Summit Event: Funding Friday Mini-Grant Reception

Food vendors (fresh and processed), food trucks and organizations are welcome to have a table for the day.

OUR MISSION

The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) facilitates and informs the development of responsible policies that improve access for Chicago residents to culturally appropriate, nutritionally sound and affordable food that is grown using environmentally sustainable practices.

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Join the community of people across Chicago working for local, healthy, fair, humane and sustainable food. The CFPAC listserv is open to announcements from all members, so you’ll be sure to get all the latest news on policy work, events, and local buzz.

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Want to plug into urban ag policy work, food access, licensing and permits issues, or organizing to pass a good food purchasing policy here in Chicago? Great. Get in the mix and join a working group!

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