Food Summit 2013 to Explore Birmingham’s Food System and Culture

food summit 2013The Birmingham-Jefferson Food Policy Council is hosting Food Summit 2013, an event to be held at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday, September 27, 2013. Food Summit 2013 will embrace all aspects of Birmingham’s food system and culture, to coincide with Birmingham’s Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the City’s Civil Rights Movement.

Speakers at the event will be:

  • Lori Silverbush, co-director and producer of “A Place at the Table” a nationally-recognized movie documentary about food insecurity
  • Barry Estabrook, James Beard award-winning journalist and author of “Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit”
  • The Jefferson County Place Matters team, in partnership with The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC, who will release a comprehensive analysis of the range of social, economic, and environmental conditions in Jefferson County

Educational sessions will center around the tenants of our founding charter: social justice, hunger, health, education, agriculture, culture, and economic opportunity.

Tickets are $55 each, and include Food Summit 2013 materials and locally-produced meals breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. Register and purchase tickets HERE.

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