Workshop call out: The Loaded Ladle’s “To The Root Workshop Series: a Radical Look at Food Justice”
The Loaded Ladle is currently looking for proposals for workshops, events, talks, skill shares or other events for our 2017 To The Root event. Read on, share widely, and contact us at email@example.com
Who is the Loaded Ladle?
The Loaded Ladle is an open cooperative of students + community members fighting unjust global food systems and cooking, serving, and eating meals together. We host free meals four days a week in the Dal Student Union Building, as well as at community events through our solidarity serving program. We also run a variety of other programs; learn more here: https://loadedladle.com/
What is To The Root?
A series of free workshops, talks, get-togethers, and community meals that will give us a chance to learn, connect, and broaden our understanding of food justice. We’re hoping to bring together students, community members, and food activists to dig into food politics! This year, TTR will be held from Friday October 13th – Sunday October 15th.
We’re currently looking for proposals for workshops, talks, skill shares, shared meals, or other events for this series!
We’re looking for people who want to share a skill, lead a workshop, facilitate a discussion and/or meal, or share their knowledge in other ways! No prior experience is required to be a facilitator, and workshops may be quite informal.
We’re looking for events that are somehow related to food politics, including workshops relating to practical skills. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):
Hands-on workshops related to growing/making/finding your own food, medicines/remedies, products, etc.
What food security/insecurity looks like locally
African Nova Scotian food culture and experiences
Decolonization and food sovereignty
The climate crisis and its intersection with food and food justice/politics
Newcomer experiences and knowledge related to food justice/politics
We are especially interested in sharing the work and experiences of local food justice initiatives and communities.
The workshops will be taking place at Veith House on October 13th – 15th (Friday through Sunday). The Ladle will be offering a $100 honorarium and bus tickets to/from Veith House to workshop facilitators living in or near Halifax. If you’re applying from outside of Halifax, please let us know where you’re applying from and how much funding you would need to come to Halifax. We do have some funds set aside to pay for travel for workshop facilitators applying from outside of Halifax. We also have funds to pay for any workshop materials.
How do I apply to be a facilitator?
Just answer the following questions, and email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org by August 25th!
Describe the event you want to facilitate! What material would you be covering? What form would the event take (a workshop, a discussion, etc)? What would participants get from the event?
What experiences or knowledges do you have that you would bring to this event?
How would you make the event as accessible as possible?
When during the dates of October 13, 14, or 15 would you be available to facilitate the event?
What materials would you need for this event (for example, a projector, paper and pens, mason jars)?
Let us know about any accessibility needs you may have as a facilitator!
If you have any questions about the workshop series or applying to be a facilitator, please get in touch with email@example.com! Looking forward to hearing from you!