Food for Thought/Lón Intinne, Friday May 17 2019
Last year, in partnership with Afri, we held our first Food for Thought collaborative event. It was a great success, and so we're planning to hold another one this year which will take place on Friday May 17th in the GMIT, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The event comes the day before Afri’s Annual Famine Walk in Louisburg and will be part of the National Biodiversity Week.
Food for Thought offers a reflective learning space which this year focuses on transformational change. There will be two guest speakers – Hanny van Geel from La Via Campesina and Michael McGaughan, author of Coming Home. While a central theme will be on food sovereignty, the reflection will address the wider question of transformation.
Participants will work in small groups to consider their personal experiences of transformational change, how this might manifest itself in terms of community resilience and food security, and what strategies might be adopted to achieve it.There will be music, food sharing and open time during the day. The event will begin at 11 and conclude at 5, and will be free of charge. Outdoor space will be used during the day.More detailed information on the day's programme will be available shortly.