Our Food Systems—Are You Hungry for Change?

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A Virtual Classroom with David Suzuki and friends, co-hosted by the NFB, DSF and Humber College

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the David Suzuki Foundation (DSF) and Humber College invite students across Canada to take part in an engaging discussion exploring the intersection of food equity and environmental justice. We are asking how our modern food systems and farming practices impact our health, land and food security. The event Features Dr. David Suzuki, 100-Mile Diet co-author J.B. MacKinnon, and food justice expert Utcha Sawyers, as well as a special performance by poet Tanya Davis. Join David, J.B., Utcha and Tanya as they share their passion and explore the ways in which we as individuals and as a nation can ensure that every person has access to the basic ingredients for a life of health and dignity? Let’s create the food systems we want for ourselves and future generations!

J.B MacKinnon is a Vancouver-based journalist and bestselling author specializing in ecology and food. Utcha Sawyers is the Food Justice Manager and Food Animator for FoodShare Toronto and a member of Food Secure Canada’s Board of Directors. Tanya Davis is a Halifax-based poet, musician and performance artist whose work appears throughout the Island Green film.
This playlist features the NFB film Island Green, which will be referenced during the Virtual Classroom, as well as related films such as The Fruit Hunters – “The Evolution of Desire” (Episode 1) and Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie.

Watch Island Green with your students or student group and use the complementary resources to brainstorm questions for David, J.B. and Utcha before the event. We’ll select 8–10 questions, and then invite students from across Canada to ask their questions during the live webcast. Island Green will be available for viewing free of charge for a limited time in advance of this Virtual Classroom from September 12th to September 21st, 2014. CAMPUS subscribers can screen Island Green anytime at no charge.

Some of the films in this playlist are available to CAMPUS users only. Your University or College, ministry of education or school board may have already purchased a subscription to CAMPUS for you. Please click on the following links to check whether your organization already has a subscription or to purchase a subscription for yourself or for your school If you are a student, please contact us with the name of your school to obtain your promotional code. CAMPUS member accounts are only available for teachers.

Learn more about modern farming and its impact on our health, the environment and food security by exploring these and other NFB resources and educational websites:
Films for Change
DSF resources
FoodShare Toronto