19 November, 2020
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Jesuit Conference of South Asia in collaboration with Ecojesuit Network and the Initiative on Environmental Justice and the Common Good of Santa Clara University in California, USA is organizing an online dialogue on ‘Using agroecology to drive food system change in : Responses and collaborations to address the present economic-ecological crisis’ on 19 th November 8:00 am Indian Standard Time.

The agroecology dialogue seeks to bring together community practitioners, experts, young Jesuits, students, entrepreneurs, and those interested to encourage learning and collaboration, at a time when the coronavirus pandemic is exposing the deeper economic and ecological crisis. Globally renowned environmental expert and advocate, Dr. Vandana Shiva, Director of Navdanya International will join the discussions and present a global overview of agroecology as a response to the pandemic and food systems change.

Dr. Chris Bacon, Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at SCU, and who launched the Environmental Justice and the Common Good Initiative with Associate Professor Iris Stewart-Frey, will focus on community-based research on local and regional scales towards greater food justice and building back better.

Testimonials and insights from the field will enrich the session with clear examples of action from La Mesa Verde (Sacred Heart Community Service), a network of urban gardeners in San José, California, Valley Verde, a community food system and urban agriculture model in the San Jose/Silicon Valley area that promotes healthy eating and provides food access and micro-entrepreneurship, and Fresh Approach whose mission is to improve healthy food access in the Bay Area communities, also
in California.

Moderated by Ecojesuit Global Coordinator Pedro Walpole, this activity emerged from the Ecojesuit dialogues with the six Jesuit conferences of which connecting agroecology and entrepreneurship was identified as one of the six Ecojesuit lead actions to contribute to build a better normal. JCSA on behalf of the Ecojesuit Network of South Asia encourages all its partners and provinces to take part in this unique event and spread the word about this event in your respective circle and contacts.
Please click here to register to attend the webinar on Zoom platform and the event will also be live broadcasted on YouTube
@ https://youtu.be/WzBSC8KSDjk.

For further information and questions, please email Fr.Siji at director@jciado.org or Charles at ecocord@jcsaweb.org.

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