The food sysem is built on a series of injustices. In order to regenerate the system, making it fair and inclusive, we must make alliance 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:
- Selma Dealdina, engaged over the years in various groups and social movements, including the advisory services for the State Coordination of Quilombola Communities of Espirito Santo ‘Zacimba Caba’; the Women’s Collective of CONAQ; La Via Campesina. She is a board member of Amnesty International and the Casa Socio-Environmental Fund.
- Don Luigi Ciotti, priest, journalist and social activist. In 1965 he founded Gruppo Abele, which works to help people in difficulty and to fight addiction of all kinds. In 1995 he founded Libera, an association which promoted democratic legality and social justice and opposes organized crime.
- Willie Peyote, Italian musician, whose work over five albums fuses rap with social consciousness, with a dose of irony, which has won him legions of fans and critical acclaim over the years.
The Terra Madre conferences will be held both in person and online. Participation is free. If you have an account you can sign up to follow the conference online with quizzes, surveys, and Q&A sessions. Further details and instructions will be sent in September.
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.
Event languages: IT, EN, ES
Corso Mortara - Torino (Italy)