The Right to Food — webinar Friday 16 Oct 2020

Right to Food webinar organised by the Right to Food project at Sustain and HEAR Network as part of London Challenge Poverty Week — photo of a fruit stall.

This Friday morning, WinVisible is speaking at an online event for the Right to Food, held on UN World Food Day.

Webinar 10am to 11am. Free registration here

This webinar is organised by the Right to Food project at Sustain: the Alliance for Better Food and Farming and HEAR the pan-equality London network, as part of London Challenge Poverty Week. Info below from the joint organisers:

We will hear from speakers about what they believe needs to happen in order to ensure that all Londoners have their right to food respected.

About this Event

“On this webinar we will hear from a range of speakers from across London who will talk about the many barriers than Londoners face in achieving their right to food and also crucially what needs to happen in order for this right to be a reality.

We will hear from:

Women Inspiring New Generations (WINGS). WINGS is a group of women who, with their young children, come together through Praxis to nurture their wellbeing, build new positive relationships and find respite from the demands of everyday life. WINGS mums also discuss issues that affect them, and share knowledge and experience in order to build solidarity and strength.

Deidre ‘Dee’ Woods is an award-winning cook, community food educator, urban agriculturalist, broadcaster, and researcher, with over 25 years’ experience of working in diverse communities. In 2016 she was awarded BBC Food and Farming Awards, Cook of the Year. Dee is a Visiting Research Associate at CAWR, Coventry University, a member of the GLA London Food Board, the Community Food Growers Network (CFGN) and is co-founder of Granville Community Kitchen. Dee is co-editor of A People’s Food Policy and a member of Community Food Growers Network (CFGN). Dee is also a trustee of Sustain the Alliance for Better Food and Farming.

Clara Widdison, Kitchen Social project manager for Mayor’s Fund for London. Clara has been at the forefront of developing community food models in the UK for the past five years. She was a part of the team who developed the ground-breaking social supermarket model, Community Shop. Clara holds a MSc in Food Policy from City, University of London. Her qualitative research into motivation and barriers to purchasing fresh produce within a low income community won the City University and Worshipful Company of Cook’s Award in 2017. She is a 2019/20 Churchill Fellow.

Claire Glasman is from WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities), a grassroots multi-racial organisation of women of all backgrounds, including disabled asylum seekers. We provide self-help information, peer support, campaigning. We help disabled women secure benefits, and campaign against the hated disability benefit tests and with relatives of disabled claimants who starved after being cut off. Having enough money to buy healthy food, food delivery, getting support to cook and eat, and tackling discrimination are all vital. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee quoted our testimony in their report on food supply during COVID-19. We support a Care Income for people and planet, mothers and other carers against poverty and hunger. Find us on Twitter at @WinVisibleWomen

Imogen Richmond-Bishop, right to food project coordinator and Atlantic Fellow 2020-2021.

This webinar is organised by the Right to Food project at Sustain: the Alliance for Better Food and Farming and HEAR the pan-equality London network as part of London Challenge Poverty Week.

London Challenge Poverty Week takes place from 12 to 18 October 2020 and is a chance for us to raise our voices against poverty in the capital and show what needs to be done to sort it out.

If you have any access or communication needs to support you to attend and take part in this Zoom event, for example BSL interpretation etc. please email: Christine@hearequality.org.uk as soon as possible after registration, telling us what you need.”

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