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FEED Back: Cultivating Action

Join us for the second annual food summit at the Wild Center

brought to you by the North Country Food Justice Working Group

THURSDAY, February 28th, 2019.  9am - 5pm

The Wild Center | 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY

Early Registration is open // MORE EVENT INFORMATION COMING SOON



A call for contributions to the annual North Country Food Justice Summit on Thursday February 28, 2019 at the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY

RFP: North Country Food Justice Summit

February 28, 2019

The Wild Center, Tupper Lake, NY

Feedback: Cultivating Action

The North Country Food Justice Summit

Food justice is a strong, fair, inclusive, nutritious food system for everyone. The 2018 Food Justice Summit welcomed over 30 speakers, panelists, and presenters. There were over 160 participants, including community leaders, elected officials, teachers, organizations, businesses, farmers, and individuals who came together to ask the big question- What does food justice look like and and how do we create a strong food system together? The Summit began the process of identifying priority projects, working to strengthen existing initiatives, and aiding collaboration.

This summit will build upon last year’s investigation of the North Country’s food system, emphasizing action toward our collective vision of a just and sovereign regional food system. The summit will include contributions that instruct advocates, activists, farmers, and consumers on creating long-lasting changes to the food system and reaching out across socioeconomic and cultural differences. The organizers take the widest possible definition of action including farming the land, food security efforts, political activism, community organizing, and education.

Contributions will highlight the work of food justice advocates working locally and from outside the region. In addition to this broad framing, we invite proposals for contributions that:

  • Teach concrete skills for public, private and cooperative advocacy.

  • Include actionable elements to create grassroots change.

  • Address racial and ethnic minorities in the food system.

  • Explore the role of policy and politics in food justice.

  • Engage and empower women.

  • Preference will be given to workshops that train food justice activists.

Types of proposals:

  • Presentations: 10 minute TED-style talk

  • Panels: 75 minutes; featuring diverse speakers

  • Workshops: 75 minutes;  active engagement of audience

  • Regular and youth track


Please submit an abstract (250 word max) that includes the type of proposal, content, and name(s) and affiliation(s) of presenters.

Email proposals to: nourthcountryfjwg@gmail

Proposals due by December 15, 2018.



Food Justice Summit Sponsorship:  Would you like to sponsor the upcoming summit?  All sponsorships of $100 or more will be recognized in marketing materials.  $200 Event Sponsors and above will also be included on T-shirts and conference materials. Key Sponsor logos will be featured in all media communications and prominently mentioned on all marketing and conference materials.

Click the button below to purchase a sponsorship at any level. Please email with questions.


THANK YOU to our 2019 SPONSORS for FEED Back




Sponsorships make all of this possible! Our goal is to keep the registration fee as LOW as possible for maximum accessibility.


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If you would like to attend but cannot purchase a ticket, a small number of sponsored tickets are available. Please email us at

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The Food Justice Working Group (FJWG) is a coalition of nonprofit and for-profit organizations, community members, local businesses, farmers and farm workers, and government agencies who have come together to start the conversation about creating a more equitable food system in the North Country.

The group seeks to address our region's unique issues of accessibility, inclusivity, nutrition and justice from field to fork.

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The FJWG is looking for additional partners, sponsors, and individuals who are interested in supporting the group’s work and participating in the summit.  The FJWG wants input from all community members! Please contact us at for more information and to get involved.

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