LA Food Policy Council: The State of the Food Desert

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Date(s) - 03/24/2017
2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Phoenix Hall, The Center


Watts for the Los Angeles Food Policy Council’s March Network Event—The State of the “Food Desert”: Redefining, Re-imagining and Reclaiming Healthy Food Access in LA’s Historically Under-served Communities.

We’ll review healthy food access in Los Angeles from past to present to better understand the problems and systemic causes of “food desert” conditions, solutions for addressing them and the best measures of success. We’ll hear from experts working in food justice as well as community voices most impacted by disparities to identify relevant solutions and build our collective vision for achieving food equity in the city. Through collaborative discussions on diverse topics impacting food access disparities, we’ll develop a policy platform that will serve as a blueprint to inform the food movement in Los Angeles over the next few years.

Tentative Schedule:

2:00pm | Registration
2:30pm | Opening Remarks + Presentation: State of Food Access
3:20 pm | Community Voices Panel + Collaboration
5:30pm – 7pm | Food Demo & Book Signing


Breakout Sessions:

  • Business and Economic Development in healthy food retail
  • Alternative Food Systems
  • Hunger and Food Insecurity
  • Healthy Development without displacement
  • Youth Engagement and Community Organizing in the Food Justice Movement
  • Bridging Healthy Food Access and Nuisance Abatement

Read more about the session topics here.