Local Events

 Lead 4 Justice Student Conference

Friday March 27th 4:00pm to 8:00pm Martin Auditorium, Stonehill College

The Lead 4 Justice campaign gives voice to that belief that we, the stonehill community, care. We care about each other. We care about our communities. We care enough to aspire for change. We care enough to aspire for justice. We care enough to rise as leaders. This is our commitment to think, act and work for social justice. This is our commitment to Lead For Justice.

The Lead 4 Justice Conference is completely Student-organized with workshop sessions led by students and staff of Stonehill College.  Dinner is included with the event.  Register here.  Its also Free!

 

Pawtucket Winter Farmer’s Market

Every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm 

Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket Rhode Island 

An indoor winter farmers market open every Saturday until May.  More than 15 vendors present such as Langwater Farm, Poblano Farms, Freedom Food Farm, The Local Catch, and many more!! Enjoy a saturday morning perusing all the fresh local options in our region.

 

Massachusetts Urban Farming Conference

Saturday, March 28th, 2015, Urban Farming Institute, Worcester, MA

Network with Massachusetts’ diverse, multi-sector stakeholders at this dynamic gathering, designed to advance urban farming issues ranging from farming techniques, business models to policy and food security. The UFC contributes to short-term and long-term state-wide strategic planning for a sustainable food system in Massachusetts.

 

Just Food? Forum on Justice in the Food System 

March 28th-29th, 2015, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Just Food? will explore the legal, policy, health, and environmental aspects of modern domestic and international food systems, with a focus on the intersection of social justice and food. Our conference will bring together scholars, activists, practitioners, and other authorities to discuss the growing concerns that our methods of production, marketing, processing, distributing, and consuming food are not equitable, just, healthy, or sustainable for our communities. Our goal is to educate attendees, empower them to make changes, and engage them in the food community. Register here.  THE FARM AT STONEHILL WILL BE HOSTING AN EXHIBITOR TABLE AT THIS EVENT!

 

Farm to College Forum

Thursday April 9th, UMass Amherst, 10 AM-4 PM

The Farm to College Forum will bring together students, food service directors, executive chefs, distributors, faculty, administrators, advocacy organizations, sustainability staff, producers, processors and more. This day will allow participants to listen to and share stories and discuss ideas for action that will help in collective learning and empowerment for our campus and university food systems. Programming is geared toward intermediate/advanced audiences. Register HERE.  The Forum is part of a larger 3-day Farm to Institution Conference.

Join our Farm Manager, Bridget Meigs, and a few students  to learn how Stonehill can procure more local goods!

 

Food Chains Film Screening

April 14th, 6-8 pm, Martin Auditorium at Stonehill College

The Farm at Stonehill, Food Truth, and the Center for Community Based Learning are co-hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Food Chains.  Food Chains reveals the human cost of our food supply, especially the lives of migrant workers.   The film, featuring Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser, follows the Coalition for Immokalee Workers as they push for companies to join the Fair Food Movement.

The film will be followed by a short panel discussion.  Panelists will include Brendan Carey from Unite Here, a union working within the food system, Julianna Langille, the Executive Director of Community Connections of Brockton, and Dean Cycon, Founder of Dean’s Beans. Free and open to the public!

 

Ecomotion Unconference

April 22nd, District Hall in Boston, MA. 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

You may be asking yourself, “unConference? is that some kind of a typo?” Actually, unConference is a conference where the attendees shape the agenda. There will be several programmed panels, exhibitors and thematic spaces, but the majority of the unConference content will be up to you! As Wikipedia says, “… at an unconference, the agenda is created by the attendees at the beginning of the meeting. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on a topic can claim a time and a space. Unconferences typically feature open discussions rather than having a single speaker at the front of the room giving a talk, although any format is permitted. This form of conference is particularly useful when the attendees generally have a high level of expertise or knowledge in the field the conference convenes to discuss.”

Are you knowledgeable about some aspect of sustainability? Are you passionate about changing the path we’re on as a society? Are you excited to see what can come out of a gathering of Boston’s change-makers? Space is limited — reserve your spot now!

 

 

Thank you and Happy Farming!

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