Other Community Events Round-up

by Jasmine Hibbitt

Slow Food NYC stands with and supports lots of other organizations that share our goal of moving towards a Good, Clean, and Fair food system. Each month we will post a round-up of events from other organizations that may be of interest. 


April 9, 2013 - 8:30am-11am
The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island

A new Adelphi University report, The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island, provides the region's first comprehensive look at the day-to-day experiences of living in food insecurity, combining first-hand accounts with rigorous analysis to bring to light the multifaceted challenges and coping strategies of food insecure households. The study participants will provide their views on the findings and their daily experiences with food and there will also be an exhibit of photographs and captions created by community residents as part of the study. These images focus on the lived experience of food inequality.

Location: Adelphi University Alumni House - 154 Cambridge Ave.; Garden City, Long Island

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April 12, 2013 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Green Breakfast Club

In case you still don't believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day...

Green Breakfast Club is a monthly networking event series that provides resource exchange to grow local green business communities. The club's event format includes a keynote speaker's startup success and failure story, and one hour of resource exchange where each attendee presents short 'gives' and 'asks'. This event meshes innovators in social and green enterprise, technology and Corporate Social Responsibility. Green Breakfast Club aims to become the resource hub for local green business communities worldwide.

The keynote speaker for April 12th's event speaker will be Dan Apfel, founder and Executive Director of the Responsible Endowments Coalition.

Location: Foundation Center - 79 5th Ave. (btw. 15Th & 16th Streets); Manhattan

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April 18 & 19, 2013
Food and Immigrant Life

This two day conference includes a panel of professors and journalists that will examine the complex relationships between food and migration. Food scarcity is not only at the root of much human displacement and migration—the food industry also offers immigrants an entry point into the U.S. economic system while simultaneously confining migrants to low wages and poor, if not unsafe, work conditions. At the same time, food allows immigrants to maintain their cultural identity. The conference will places issues of immigration and food service work in the context of a broader social justice agenda and explores the cultural role food plays in expressing cultural heritage.

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April 18, 2013 - 7pm
11 Madison Park Loves New York: A Discussion with Daniel Humm, Will Guidara and Melissa Clark

Listen to the masterminds behind 11 Madison Park, a Michelin starred restaurant, talk about farmers, ingredients and the culinary history of New York. As an added bonus, cookbook author and New York Times columnist Melissa Clark will be moderator for the discussion.

Location: 92Y Tribeca Lecture Hall-200 Hudson St. (btw Vandam & Hudson Streets); Manhattan

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April 28, 2013 - 10:45 to 12:30
Bill McKibbens, Guest Preacher at Riverside Church

Environmental author and activist, Bill McKibben, will be the guest preacher at Riverside Church. McKibben is the founder of 350.org, an international climate change campaign and is an active writer on the climate crisis and other environmental issues. His book, The End of Nature, was the first book to warn the general public about the threat of global warming.

Location: Riverside Church-490 Riverside Dr. (btw west 120Th & 121st Streets); Manhattan

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April 30, 2013 - 6pm to 9pm
An Evening with Mark Bittman: Brooklyn Food Coalition Fundraiser

Spend an evening with renowned New York Times food journalist and book author Mark Bittman as he talks about food, health and the environment. The night will go from intellectual to delectable at a post-discussion VIP dinner for more interesting and friendly chatter with Bittman. Bring your friends and family!

Location: Long Island University - 1 University Plaza (corner of Dekalb & Flatbush Ave.); Brooklyn

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Jasmine Hibbitt is an Assistant Food Editor at First For Women magazine and volunteers with Slow Food NYC.