The right to food: fighting for social and environmental justice

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Torino, Italy

In Person Event
September 25th at 17:30 in your time zone

Free event

Online Event
September 25th at 17:30 in your time zone

Free event

The food system is built on a series of injustices. In order to regenerate the system, making it fair and inclusive, we must make alliances with food producers – both in the Global North and South – who are often the primary victims of these injustices, to confront the economic forces which threaten their livelihoods.

The growth of the international movement for food sovereignty is part of a long history of resistance to the expropriation and exploitation of the land, the water, and workers. An exploitation which affects small-scale food producers across the world, and especially historically-marginalized groups. Together they are the backbone of a movement for food justice which demands fair and equal access to good, clean and healthy food.

Among the speakers:

  • Antonio Augusto Mendes dos Santos, organic farmer, seed guardian, part of the Cooperative SerraMar and the Butiá and Santa Catarina Manioc Flour Presidia, Slow Food activist and Slow Food Brazil board member.
  • Don Luigi Ciotti, priest, journalist and social activist. Founder of Gruppo Abele in 1965, and Libera in 1995, an association dedicated to fighting organized crime and promoting democratic legality and social justice.
  • Willie Peyote, Italian rapper and singer who often discusses social themes
  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, indigenous leader of the Kankana-ey Igorot people in the Philippines. From 2014 to 2020 he was Special Rapporteur for the United Nations on the rights of Indigenous People, and she is currently a member of the United Nations Development Programme Civil Society Organizations Advisory Committee.

Moderator: Massimo Giannini, Director of La Stampa

This conference will be available to view online the day after it is held. You can watch the conference on this page and the homepage of the website.

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CINEA. Neither the European Union nor CINEA can be held responsible for them.

Terra Madre Salone del Gusto is in Parco Dora, Turin, from September 22-26, 2022, with over 600 exhibitors and a series of workshops, conferences and tastings that show how we can regenerate our planet through food.

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Event languages: IT, EN, ES

Event location: 
Piemonte – Torino - Parco Dora, Kyoto Hall
Via Livorno, 60 - Torino (Italy)
GPS: 45.08817, 7.6735911

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