Date: February 28, 2023.
Event: A Conversation on Black Food Sovereignty.
#BlackFoodSovereignty Toronto invites Black Farmers to discuss their needs as farmers and how farm owners’ development can be prioritized. You’ll hear from GTA fellow farmers and engage in rich learning, networking and more. Register here: http://ow.ly/r1fq50MVe9P
The Black Food Sovereignty Plan is a community-led Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit Plan to address chronic food insecurity, anti-Black racism and structural inequity in Toronto’s local food system to create immediate and long-term change to improve the health, wellbeing and capacity of Black Torontonians.
Birthed out of conversations with the community in 2019, Black Food Sovereignty Toronto (BFST) was established by The Afri-Can FoodBasket—a Toronto Non-profit organization that has been pushing the needle in Black food sovereignty since 1995—in partnership with the City of Toronto, to collectively help advance food issues impacting Black communities in the GTA while confronting anti-Black racism.
Under the umbrella of Black Food Sovereignty Toronto (BFST), the Working Group and our partners represent Black farmers, restaurateurs, dieticians, nutritionists, importers and more to get resources for their communities, empowering them to become more food secure, and ultimately, more food sovereign.
The call for Black food sovereignty represents a new strategic phase in asserting our self- determination, addressing the structural roots of anti-Black racism, and promoting our health and wellbeing. This will be our collective effort.
Learn more here: Black Food Sovereignty