Monday, March 7, 2011
Put Your Politics Where Your Mouth Is
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The Midnight Kitchen and the People’s Potato present…
PUT YOUR POLITICS WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
Join us for a week of workshops, skillshares, and speakers
March 14th – 18th at Concordia and McGill
***All venues are wheelchair accessible.
Childcare and whisper translation between French and English is available with 48 hours notice.
***All events will include a free vegan, nut free snack or meal. Please get in touch 48 hours in advance for allergy needs.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Monday, March 14th
Workshop: The Commodity Chain
1pm – Shatner Ballroom, 3480 McTavish (Metro Peel), 3rd Floor
This workshop will investigate the path of a few ingredients as they travel to the kitchen, and the social, political, and environmental effects of each step along their journey.
Keynote Panel: Food Should Be Free: A conversation on the fight for food security – globally and locally
5pm – Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, 7th Floor
Sally Miller – author of Edible Action (Toronto)
Michael Freeman of Action Communauterre (Montreal)
Mat Forget of the NDG Food Depot (Montreal)
Tuesday, March 15th
Workshop: Women and the Food System
1pm – Shatner Ballroom, 3480 McTavish, 3rd Floor
Women’s labour provides the driving force behind global food systems, though it is often unpaid, undervalued, and invisible. This workshop will explore the many ways that women, especially women of colour, are exploited in order to ensure the viability of market-based food production.
The Human Ecology of Collective Gardening
4pm – Location TBA (Concordia)
Through a hands-on activity and discussion, in this playshop participants will learn about the dynamics and difficulties that may arise when people come together to create a community garden.
Cultural Transformation- the theory and practice of fermentation
6pm – Workshop: cultural transformation: the theory and practice of fermenting
The Midnight Kitchen, Shatner Building 3480 MacTavish, 3rd Floor
Come on out and learn how to brew your own beer, make your own mead and ferment some kraut while feeling empowered by gaining independence from our toxic industrial agriculture system.
Wednesday, March 16th
Beyond Hurt Feelings: The Intersections of Fatphobia, Racism, and Food Insecurity
1pm – Location TBA (@ Concordia)
This workshop will attempt to expand our understanding of fat discrimination to explore how poverty, racism, and fatphobia are in fact interwining systems of oppression with harmful material consequences.
6pm – Cooking Workshop: Demystifying “difficult” recipes. How to easily make gramma's favorites - bread, soup and pickling
at the Peoples potato kitchen,
7th floor of the Henry Hall building, Concordia 1455 De Maisonneuve W.
Thursday, March 17th
Skillshare: Wading through the Waste- The ecology of dumpsters
4pm – The Midnight Kitchen, Shatner Building, 3480 MacTavish, 3rd Floor
metro tickets for “field trip” provided
Join the Midnight Kitchen in collaboration with Food Not Bombs to learn how to “dumpster sustainably” and keep those lids unlocked. We’ll go through some ground-rules on how to do it respectfully before heading out to put our words into practice around some of the city’s hotspots.
Friday, March 18th
Film Screening – TBA
1pm – Shatner Building B-30, 3480 Mactavish, basement
Closing Dance Party!
10pm – Le Cagibi, 5490 Boulevard Saint Laurent
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