Think Globally Act Locally, is a common term, but what does it really mean when discussing food security? Canada and particularly Southern Alberta produce an abundance of quality foods, yet, cost competitive imported foods are consumed year-round even when local products are seasonable available. Emphasis on buying local food is on the rise, but the sustainability of small family farms are at risk from large food producers and retailers offering cheap prices.
October 16 is World Food Day and sadly, millions of people in other parts of the world are still starving to death every year and most of them are children. Here in Canada, thousands of people, mostly children, are inadequately nourished for a variety of reasons. The speakers will discuss issues at play regarding local food production, availability, marketing and distribution. They will also address how local food policies can help improve food security in a global context.
Speaker: Rev’d Canon Erin Phillips and Kaitlyn Kenney
Erin Phillips is the chaplain for Ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College and the incumbent priest at the Anglican Church of the Ascension in the Coaldale Chaplain for eighteen years, Erin has also taught courses in Religious Studies, History and Sociology at the university since 1992.
Kaitlyn Kenney has lived in Lethbridge all her life and is an undergraduate studying Urban and Regional Design at the University of Lethbridge. Her studies focus on understanding urban community and how to achieve social justice, with a sub-focus on food related issues.
Moderator: Jennifer Tarnowsky Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 Time: Noon - 1:30 PM (30 minutes each for presentation, lunch and Q & A) Location: Country Kitchen Catering (lower level of the Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S Cost: $11.00 (includes lunch) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea at the presentation)