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Connecting Over Fair Food

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Date & Time

14 October 2020 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Online Event

Online community building event & film screening

Let’s celebrate Food Fairness Illawarra’s 15th birthday, World Food Day and Global Climate Change Week!

Join us for an inspiring, encouraging and nourishing evening among other fair food champions. Together we will explore how we can make our food systems more sustainable, stronger and resilient to shocks, supporting biodiversity and combating climate change.

The evening will feature a panel discussion between Kylie Flament from Green Connect,  Aunty Trish Levett and Serenity Hill from Open Food Network, followed by a screening of The Biggest Little Farm.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, The Biggest Little Farm explores the challenges and learning curves of one couple’s journey in regenerative farming. Please note the film contains scenes of evacuation due to wildfires, and the death of animals. The film is rated PG, and the Australian Council on Children and the Media recommends the film is not suitable for viewing by children under 8 years of age.

Celebrate over local food

Traditionally we cater these events with delicious local food sourced from around the Illawarra. Due to the virtual setting this year, we’re encouraging participants to visit the local food and ethical shopping directory on the Food Fairness Illawarra website and gather local snacks and drinks to enjoy on the night.

Contribute as you can

All donations are an investment in Food Fairness Illawarra’s collaborative work towards a more sustainable, stronger and resilient local food system (incl. events like this).

Quote from last years’ Connecting Over fair Food

“I liked the bringing together of passionate community members and groups. The range of speakers demonstrated the breadth of action that is happening in this area in our region.”

Partnerships for the goals

This event is organised by Food Fairness Illawarra, with support from Shellharbour City Council, Wollongong City Council, Kiama Municipal Council, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, University of Wollongong and Healthy Cities Illawarra.

Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger is more than just addressing hunger and the responsibility doesn’t only lie with governments. We all have a role to play, from making food choices that improve both our health and that of our food system, to not letting sustainable habits fall by the wayside. There are many opportunities to get involved in changing the food system together, so we look forward to connecting with you and embracing our actions as our future.

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