TYFPC Presents: Hidden Labour: This is What Local Looks Like + ‘Gathering’ Journal Launch!
Date: Monday, December 5th, 2016
Location: Worker’s Action Centre - 720 Spadina Ave, 2nd floor, Room 223
Do you ever wonder about all the different hands that bring your "local food" to the table? This interactive event is about providing a glimpse into the precarious and unseen labour that upholds our food system, and the complexities of ‘'local food”, featuring perspectives from Southern Ontario migrant farm labourers, food service workers, and community activists from Justicia ("Justice") for Migrant Workers.
We will also be celebrating the launch of Toronto Youth Food Policy Council’s academic journal: ‘Gathering' with its amazing authors and contributors! Come see the new edition and get a copy!
This event will be held at the Worker’s Action Centre (WAC), an organization committed to improving the lives and working conditions of workers in low-wage and unstable employment, in particular, immigrants, racialized people, women, and youth. WAC organizes workers' rights movements, such as the $15 and Fairness campaign to raise the provincial minimum wage to $15/hour. See more information about WAC here: http://www.workersactioncentre.org/
6:00 - 6:15pm - Meet and Greet and FREE Food
6:15 - 6:30pm - Introduction and Toast to the ‘The Gathering’
6:30 - 7:30pm - Panel Discussion: Speakers TBA (featuring workers and activists with lived experiences).
7:30 - 8:00pm - Let's Get Active! Collective Activity and Networking
Do you have a question for our panel?? We would love to hear from you! Please share your question on the event wall or send TYFPC a message here (or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will submit it to our panel at the event. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions at the event!
The building is wheelchair accessible (go to the 2nd floor using the elevator in the main lobby) and has accessible washrooms on the same floor as the event. The closest subway station is Spadina station, after you leave the station the building is south on Spadina Ave.
*Please let us know in advance if you would like ASL interpretation or require translation during the event and we will do our best to accommodate you.*