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Vancouver Food Conversations: What’s With the Ethnic Aisle?
June 30, 2016- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for the first in a series of free Vancouver Food Conversations about issues relating to our Food System.
Topic: Why is the food movement so white? & What’s with the ethnic Aisle?
Moderator: Lily Grewal
Panelists: Niki Sharma, Kevin Huang, Alejandra Lopez, Jason E. Blackman-Wulff and Stephanie Lim.
Why is the food movement so white? And what’s up with the ethnic aisle?
On May 19th attendees of the Vancouver Food Summit gathered to discuss the issue of “Why is the food movement so white?” during one of the panels. Panelists spoke passionately about the history of oppression in Vancouver, how people of colour have been systematically and intentionally excluded by policies, and shared lived experiences.
Diving deeper into this conversation, together we’ll explore the systemic factors that reinforce and maintain the whiteness of the food movement, as well as ideas about how to counter and call out racism where we see, and direction for what allies can do.
We will also, of course, discuss how societal cues, like the “ethnic aisle” serve to keep many people in Vancouver feeling like “the other” and not included even at a very basic interaction with the food system like purchasing food.
Gordon Neighbourhood House**
Museum of Vancouver
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House**
** Members of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC – ANHBC
Menu Options at Heartwood:
– Soup for the People http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/
– Dinner menu: http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/
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The Radical Accessibility Mapping Project has kindly done an accessibility audit for the space, which you can find at http://www.heartwoodcc.ca/
Heartwood is a child-friendly space with a play area for little ones to romp and play in. Feel free to bring kids to the event!
Seating: Heartwood has wooden chairs in addition to some plastic folding chairs, both with no padding. There is one two seater couch in the space. Please let us know if you need us to reserve a certain kind of seat for you.
If you have specific accessibility needs or questions please feel free to email our Community Development Manager, Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organizers of this Vancouver Food Conversation acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the Musqueam, Skxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. We encourage everyone to think about the historical and ongoing colonial genocide against Indigenous peoples.