Workshops

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Join PeaceMeal for a 4-day in-person workshop at the University of Toronto’s Transformative Learning Centre!

For details and registration, please visit: http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/Summer_Institute/Workshops_and_Courses.html

When: Monday, June 18 to Thursday, June 21

Time: 10am-3pm (daily)

Where: Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto

Who: facilitated by Hannah Renglich and Stephanie Knox Cubbon of PeaceMeal

Description: Imagine if our daily act of eating could contribute to creating a peaceful world – this is the vision of the PeaceMeal Project, which seeks to promote a culture of peace through food. The food system is the human system which is most deeply connected to and dependent on the natural environment. Promoting a culture of peace requires that we develop a right relationship with the environment through our production and consumption of food. Through this interactive and participatory workshop, we will examine the relationship between food and peace at different levels, from the personal to the global, using various frameworks including culture of peace, food sovereignty and food security. Using creative activities, dialogue, and self-reflection exercises, participants will explore how our daily act of eating is connected to different facets of peace, and reflect on their own place in the food system. We will also diagnose non-peaceful elements of the food system and identify strategies to increase or enhance peace there. Throughout this workshop, participants will develop skills in mindful eating, critical and reflective thinking, and analysis using the aforementioned frameworks. Participants will leave the workshop with possible action items and strategies that they can take to increase peace through food in their lives and communities, and will also be invited to participate in the PeaceMeal Project.

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Join us for a workshop in Solana Beach, CA on March 31, 2012! For details, see this page or email stephanie@peacemealproject.com

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On Sunday Feb. 19, 2012, Steph and Hannah facilitated a workshop entitled “PeaceMeal: Building a Culture of Peace Through Food” at the National Peace Academy’s Peacebuilding Peacelearning Conference in Boulder, Colorado. The workshop summary is below. If you are interested in a workshop near you, or in resources for how to create a PeaceMeal workshop of your own, please contact us.

PeaceMeal: Building a Culture of Peace Through Food

The food system is the human system which is most deeply connected to and dependant on the natural environment. Promoting a culture of peace requires that we develop a right relationship with the environment through our production and consumption of food. Through this interactive participatory workshop, we will examine the relationship between food and peace at different levels, from the personal to the global, using various frameworks. The workshop is intended to get participants thinking about how our daily act of eating is connected to different facets of peace. Participants will leave the workshop with possible action items that they can take to increase peace through food in their lives and communities. Participants will also be invited to participate in the PeaceMeal Project through writing contributions.

Learning Goals
Participants will be able to:

  • Make connections between food and peace at various levels (from the personal to the global systemic), and self-reflect on their own relationships to food and their place in the food system.
  • Create at least one tangible action plan/step for how they can promote peace through food.
  • Diagnose non-peaceful elements of the food system and identify approaches to increase or enhance peace there

Core Knowledge

  • Culture of peace, food sovereignty and food security frameworks
  • food value chains, agroecology and sustainable agriculture
  • community food security

Core Skills

  • mindful eating
  • reflective thinking
  • critical thinking
  • analysis using culture of peace and food system fameworks

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