World on Your Plate ’08 & “Eat Up” Youth Conference w/o Derrick Jensen (updated)

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Updated: Sept 27, 2008 Derrick Jensen’s appearance in Buffalo is canceled, due to illness.  The event is still going on.

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Aug 5, 2008

Join us in this opportunity to explore food security and food politics in creative, thoughtful, and hands-on ways!

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – ENDGAME By Derrick Jensen http://www.derrickjensen.org/

Derrick Jensen’s critique of civilization, expressed partly in his axiom, “Dismantle globally, renew locally,” is a rally call-both visionary and instructive: To unflinchingly acknowledge the collapse of safety, security, and sovereignty with regard to food, water, and shelter infrastructures; to boldly explore historical underpinnings of these threats relative to the unsustainability of industrial agriculture; to passionately resist and dismantle these destructive systems, ensuring the planet’s restoration and the survival of the greatest numbers of all species beyond the present global environmental crisis.

Saturday, October 11th
Daemon College Wicks Campus Center
4380 Main St.

Amherst, NY

WOYP REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration Fee (by Oct. 5): $20

After October 5th: $25

Students and Limited-Income: $10

Derrick Jensen Talk Only: $10 (Students and Limited-Income: $5)
(Scholarships Are Available – Call ?894.2013?)

Please Make Check or Money Order To “Riverside-Salem UCC/DC” and send to Riverside-Salem UCC http://www.riversidesalem.org/, PO Box 207, Grand Island, NY 14072-0207 OR Register On-line at http://worldonyourplate.org/

REGISTRATION: http://www.worldonyourplate.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54&Itemid=66

Your registration fee provides an organic, vegetarian lunch, over 15? workshops from which to select, keynote presentation, vendor browsing, demonstrations and networking.

WOYP EVENT SCHEDULE
8:30AM Registration/Welcome
9:15AM GROUP A Workshops
10:30AM GROUP B Workshops
11:30AM Lunch, Vendors, Educational Displays
1PM Derrick Jensen, Keynote: “EndGame”
3:15PM Q & A with Derrick Jensen
3:15PM GROUP C Workshops
5:00PM Close Note: Workshops run ca. 1hr. Q & A will run ca. 1 ½ hours. Vendor and Educational Displays will run throughout.

WOYP WORKSHOP OFFERINGS

Check the website http://www.worldonyourplate.org/ for more information about Workshops, as they are developed. There will be music, literature tables, fair-trade and organic vendors, plus other opportunities for advocacy in support of alternatives for sustainable living throughout the day.

THE 5TH ANNUAL WORLD ON YOUR PLATE FOOD FORUM IS PRESENTED BY:

The World on Your Plate, a coalition of individuals and groups who work together to restore the earth by promoting sustainability for farmers, farm workers, and consumers alike; to advance education and action on issues of food safety, security, and sovereignty; and to create a table where all are welcome. http://www.worldonyourplate.org/

Daemen College Center for Sustainable Communities and Civic Engagement The Center’s mission is to partner faculty and students with communities in order to promote civic responsibility that leads to communities that are healthy, safe, and vital, and will remain so for future generations. http://www.daemen.edu/sites/CSCCE/

Good People Gather http://www.squidoo.com/GoodPeopleGather is an event that draws regional groups of activists together to build networks and grow communities. It is a project of the Gaia Defense League http://awareearth.net/goodpeoplegather.html and the growing group of friends it partners with each year. http://www.squidoo.com/GaiaDefenseLeague

Indigenous Women’s Initiative http://www.iwinitiatives.org/ seeks to empower Native women of all ages who reside within the Haudenosaunee or Six Nations/Iroquois territory and to educate the public about Indigenous Peoples

The Massachusetts Avenue Project (MAP), nurturing the growth of a diverse and equitable community food system to promote local economic opportunities, access to affordable, nutritious food, and social-change education. The “EAT-UP” Youth Conference are projects of MAP and Growing Green. *Massachusetts Avenue Project’s (MAP) mission is to nurture the growth of a diverse and equitable community food system to promote local economic opportunities, access to affordable, nutritious food, and social-change education. The “EAT-UP” Youth Conference is a project of MAP and Growing Green, it’s youth urban agriculture program. www.mass-ave.org/

Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Our faith is rooted in the ancient struggle for social justice and Jesus’ law of love in social relationships. We believe in the integrity of creation, justice and peace; in the dignity and value of labor; in working in interfaith networks and coalitions. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. We work for sustainable development. We give thanks for heaven and earth, the diversity of species, the song of hope, the beauty of being, the dynamic of love.

WNY Peace Center, a non-profit dedicated to responding on urgent local and global peace-related crises throughout the world and in our communities http://wnypeace.org/about/home.php

Return address and Non-Profit Postage:

World on Your Plate Coalition c/o WNY Peace Center
2123 Bailey Avenue Buffalo, NY 14211-2056

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