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A conference exploring the intersections between social, economic, and environmental justice and the food system

March 28–29, 2015

Just Food? will explore the legal, policy, health, and environmental aspects of modern domestic and international food systems, with a focus on the intersection of social justice and food. The conference will bring together scholars, activists, practitioners, and other authorities to discuss the growing concerns that our methods of production, marketing, processing, distributing, and consuming food are not equitable, just, healthy, or sustainable for our communities. Our goal is to educate attendees, empower them to make changes, and engage them in the food community.

Register today

Early bird rates end on February 28th.

We do not want the cost of registration to prohibit anyone from attending. We have a limited number of registration scholarships available. If you feel the registration fee is a financial burden that would prevent you from attending, please email harvard.justfood@gmail.com with the subject “Conference Scholarship.” Please include a short paragraph about why you would like to attend the conference.

conference features:

  • Keynote talks
  • Concurrent panel and workshop sessions
  • Lunchtime documentary film screenings (Food Chains, Out Here, Open Sesame and more)
  • A poster session highlighting academic and community food systems research
  • An exhibit hall highlighting the work of food social entrepreneurs and organizations
  • A photo booth capturing your thoughts and commitments to Food Better
  • A Saturday evening reception at the Queen’s Head Pub for informal conversation

We are still accepting Poster Session/Exhibit Booth proposals. Submit your proposal here.


Conference Mission

Our goal is to educate, empower, energize, and engage all to pursue justice in the food system in our personal and professional study and practice.

  • Food is everyone’s issue, whether you work on healthcare, the environment, labor issues, immigration, social justice, education, biotechnology, law, or numerous other fields.
  • We hope attendees gain an understanding about the complexity of the food system and the interconnectedness between the food system and other fields, including domestic policy, international policy, the economy and capitalism, and the environment.
  • The conference is designed to empower participants to work on bettering the food system professionally and personally.