The Chicago Food Policy Action Council (CFPAC) co-facilitates, advocates, and implements policies that advance food justice and sovereignty in Chicago and across the region. They work to ensure that all Chicagoans - especially black, indigenous, and residents of colour - have the right to produce and access culturally appropriate, nutritious, sustainable and fair food.
Celebrating 16 years of leveraging collective power to influence policy, the summit will equip attendees with meaningful knowledge, relationships and conversations to envision a better food future. Each day will explore ways to ground policy in community action, and engage participants in radically re-imagining Chicago’s foodscape.
The event will provide opportunities to connect with food workers, farmers, vendors, and local leaders, and explore food policy and other critical issues involving climate change, labour, food access and urban farming. There will also be a chance to really get to grips with food production in Chicago, Cook County, and across the state of Illinois. The Summit will consist of virtual workshops, speakers, a marketplace of resources, and more.