…Wanting your food choices at school to align with your values?
…Ready to bolster your real food campaign this coming school year?
…Hungry for change?
Join us August 23-26 to learn the skills you need to kick the 2012-13 school year off right!
August 23-26, Real Food Challenge Northwest is hosting an intensive, skills-based leadership training in Eastern Washington. About 25 students from the Northwest (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska) and veteran real food organizers will converge in Spokane for a powerful weekend of workshops, cooking, skill-shares, strategizing and all-around fun.
The training will feature a unique series of workshops on campus organizing, food systems, and campaign planning to ensure your student groups best year yet! Ranging from storytelling as a campus/peer organizing tool; to power, privilege and oppression in the food system; toidentifying allies in your campus food system; to working with dining and campus administration; to managing student group dynamics, the workshops are geared toward students who want to take on (or strengthen an existing) real food campaign on their campus.
AND, the training is SO MUCH MORE than workshops: we will cook and eat delicious [REAL!] meals together, visit and work with local food justice organizations or farms, meet key stakeholders in campus and regional food systems, plus, play all sorts of games and enjoy outdoor activities. Everyone walks away with new friends, allies, concrete skills, and the real tools needed to revolutionize our food system!
The Run Down
When: August 23-26 (Thursday Aug 23 3:00 PM PST – Sunday Aug 26 3:00 PM PST)
Where: Spokane, WA
Who: NW students already engaged in or looking to start Real Food projects on campus.
How: REGISTER HERE. We can help arrange travel logistics.
Cost: $30-$50 registration (sliding scale). Registration and travel scholarships are available on a case by case basis.
More info on the RFC website (including registration)
The Facebook Event
Pictures from Last Year’s NW Regional Training and Pictures from last month’s National Training in Boston
Blog post by Whitman Student, Genevieve Jones, about last year’s NW Regional training
Contact us with questions:
- Emma Brewster, Northwest Coordinator (Seattle-based): firstname.lastname@example.org /603-667-1249
- Breland Draper, Regional Field Organizer (Boise-based): email@example.com/ 208-670-0891
- Breanne Flynn, Gonzaga University: firstname.lastname@example.org / 360-349-6004
- Stephanie Robinson, University of Washington: email@example.com / 425-761-6805