Friday, January 20, 2017

Just Food? Forum on Labor Across the Food System - Call for Proposals

Just Food? Forum on Labor Across the Food System- Call for Proposals

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Conference Date:
April 1, 2017

Harvard Law School

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Just Food? is a student-organized collaboration of the Harvard Law School Food Law Society and Harvard Food Literacy Project and co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Call for proposals

Submissions Due: January 23rd, 2017

Does your work connect to food and labor? Are you studying the players in our food system, and how their roles and rights have changed over time? The Harvard Just Food? Forum seeks proposals that focus on all aspects of labor across the food system. You may be working in the tomato fields in Florida, studying worker ownership models or making a film about fair labor practices-- we’re interested in hearing from you. We especially encourage proposals from people who can speak from their own experiences, alongside advocates, film makers, and academics. We are seeking two different types of proposals:

  • Concurrent sessions: Workshop, talk or panel format to educate and share research and knowledge of a topic and spark conversation and ideas.
  • Posters and exhibits: Scholars and entrepreneurs are invited to showcase their work.

Potential Topics

Agricultural labor
Food service/ restaurant labor
Labor rights and inequality
Food entrepreneurs
Labeling and certifications
Regulatory responses to labor issues
Role of media
Models of food labor and ownership (e.g. cooperative, non-profit, corporate social responsibility)
Prison farm labor
Impact of technology
Suggest your own!

For more info or to submit a proposal visit the conference site.

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