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seeking young food movement leaders

Posted: July 12 2015
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Food Sovereignty Tours, a program of Food First, is seeking young leaders, farmers, and food activists from diverse backgrounds who are working to advance the mission of food justice and food sovereignty in their local communities, nationally and/or internationally.Preference given to applicants from underserved communities. People of color strongly encouraged to apply.

One selected applicant will be awarded a full scholarship plus airfare to join a Food Sovereignty Tour educational delegation to Hawai’i August 14-22, 2015 to explore food justice and sustainable agriculture on the island of O’ahu.
About Food Sovereignty Tours
Food Sovereignty Tours is a project of Food First/Institute for Food & Development Policy. Our goal is to expose the realities of the global food system, educate participants about alternatives, and help you engage with the global movement for food sovereignty. We do this through educational tours that offer an opportunity to travel to international destinations to experience local food systems first-hand.
About the Hawai’i Food Sovereignty Tour
Food First’s inaugural Hawai’i Food Sovereignty Tour will take place August 14-22, 2015 and will focus on the stunning tropical island of O’ahu and explore its movement for food sovereignty in the face of a globalized, corporate food system. We’ll tour farms across the island and meet with diverse actors to see how the movement is nurturing the next generation of farmers, community leaders, and scholars cultivating food justice in paradise. Click here to read about the tour. (Tour is open to the public, all other interested people not meeting criteria for this scholarship are invited to please contact [email protected] for details about the delegation).

Chosen Applicant will:

  • Be between the ages of 18-30 years old
  • Be committed and engaged in activities that advance the mission of food sovereignty or food justice through work, activism, volunteering, or study.
  • Demonstrate engagement with the food movement
  • Follow-Up: Give a “Report Back” presentation by holding an event in your community to share about the experience and educate others about Food Sovereignty Tours/Food First and/or submit a blog about what you learned on the delegation.
  • Be able to cover any (minimal) additional costs exceeding tour cost. Please see “Details about the Scholarship” section below.
  • Be available and willing to travel between the dates of August 14 and 22, 2015.
  • Preference given to applicants from underserved communities. People of color strongly encouraged to apply.

Apply soon! Deadline to apply is July 15, 2015. Click here for all information about this opportunity. Please share widely!