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Real Food Summits

Every other, RFC holds national real food summits, which bring together a wide variety of real food leaders: from youth activists to union leaders to farmers and producers.
The Fall 2016 National Summit location will be announced later this Spring!
What can you expect from a Real Food Summit?
•   Speeches from movement leaders
•   Skill-based workshops on topics ranging from coalition building to campaign planning
•   Group Reflection on identity, privilege, oppression and organizing
•   Panel discussions on issues such as the dynamics of the industrial food system
     and the potential of urban agriculture
•   Field trips to local farms and real food organizations
•   Entertainment in the form of live music and poetry performances from inspiring artists
•   Networking with ally organizations and other student activists in the movement
•   Participation in campaign actions such as letter writing and protests
•   Campaign Strategizing with other schools who share similar characteristics


Summits are a chance for students to develop their understanding of food system dynamics and connect with the larger movement, regardless of their past experience. Participants leave summits energized to deepen their commitment to making real food a reality in their communities. 


Past Highlights:

Our first National Summit, Breaking Ground 2012: Students Uniting for a Real Food Economy, was held at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) in Santa Cruz, CA and brought together 150 student leaders from across the country. Click here to see the Facebook album.

Our last National Summit, Breaking Ground 2013, was held in February 15-18, 2013 in Baltimore, MD at Johns Hopkins University. It included a protest outside Wendy’s in support of the Coalition of Immokalee worker’s 1 cent campaign. Click here to see highlights from Breaking Ground 2013.

Check out our other programs too!