Stephanie Lim is completing her graduate degree in Education and has partnered with the BC Food Systems Network (BCFSN, est. 1999). The BCFSN has convened an Annual Gathering (BCFSNG) for nearly two decades. These Gatherings bring together partners from across BC to share knowledge and build relationships needed to collectively advance food justice and progressive food policy in a time of climate uncertainty and growing food insecurity. The 2017 Gathering will take place July 14-16 at UBC Farm in partnership with UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems, on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam people.
The project will support the formation of a youth advisory committee (May-July) to work with BCFSN staff to create youth-centered space at the 2017 Gathering for collective visioning and work around issues such as zero hunger, food and culture, and sustainability. This supports and connects emerging and future leaders of BC’s food movement who are critical to sustaining and carrying on the work of food systems transformation.