Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology

Just Food? Forum on Land Use, Rights and Ecology
A collaboration of the Harvard Food Law Society and Food Literacy Project

March 25th and 26th, 2016, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA


Early bird rates through February 25th.


Featuring talks, panels, workshops, posters, films, a reception and more!

This year’s Just Food? conference will examine the relationship between people and land, primarily through agriculture and food. We will explore the legal, moral, policy, health, historic and environmental aspects of our domestic and international food system, with a focus on the intersection of land and justice. The conference will bring together scholars, farmers, activists, practitioners, and other authorities to discuss the growing concerns about who has access to land, how agriculture changes land, and who is marginalized or dispossessed by our current system. Our goal is to educate attendees, empower them to make changes, and engage them in a larger dialogue about food.

Keynotes speakers include:

Smita Narula on Land Rights.

Anuradha Mittal on the Growing Natural Resource Grabs in the Third World.

Also a keynote panel on Legacies of Land: the Oppressed and Dispossessed featuring: Janie Hipp, Director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the U. of Arkansas School of Law; Jo Guldi, Brown University History Professor; Debora Nunes Lino Da Silva, MST member from Northeast Brazil; Tess Desmond Lowinske, Director of Harvard’s Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights

We do not want the cost of registration to prohibit anyone from attending. We have a limited number of registration scholarships available. If you feel the registration fee is a financial burden that would prevent you from attending, please email harvard.justfood@gmail.com with the subject “Conference Scholarship.” Please include a short paragraph about why you would like to attend the conference.

Register now:  http://justfood2016.eventbrite.com

Find out more: https://foodbetter.squarespace.com/food-justice-conference/

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/675757809232750/

Contact us: harvard.justfood@gmail.com

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