7:00 PM19:00

Whose Food, Whose Land? Conversation on Global Food Sovereignty

  • Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (map)
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Please join the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology and UW-Madison Global Health Institute - GHI for a panel discussion on global food sovereignty, followed by a reception.

Event will take place in the DeLuca Forum at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery from 7-8:30pm on Tuesday, November 12th.

Panel speakers:

Mpumelelo Ncwadi, Vus’umhlaba Coalition
Mariaelena Huambachano, Civil Society & Community Studies
Monica White, Community & Environmental Sociology
Sarah Lloyd, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Daniel Cornelius, Intertribal Agriculture Council

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to Mar 22

Slow Fish New Hampshire 2020

Building upon the Slow Fish International campaign and Slow Fish USA national working group, Slow Fish is organizing a 4-day event that will bring together fish harvesters, chefs, scientists, youth, and seafood eaters from around the country to connect, celebrate, and advance our shared values of good, clean, and fair seafood for all.

For updates visit Slow Fish

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10:00 AM10:00

Food Solutions Forum

  • Granite State Room, Memorial Union, UNH (map)
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93,000 New Hampshire jobs drive the state’s food system, including farmers, fisheries, coops and large national chains. The industry contributes over $193 million annually to the Granite State’s economy. Not only should everyone eat three times a day, but our food and our food system impacts each of us in wide-ranging ways. It is vital that presidential candidates hear directly from the communities that are providing our food.

Please join us at University of New Hampshire - Durham as we engage presidential candidates for a discussion about food, farming, and related topics. Visit to learn more!

This is a ticketed FREE event- please make sure to register!

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to Oct 30

2019 Food Waste Summit hosted by ReFed

The 2019 Food Waste Summit, hosted by ReFED is this year’s premier event that will gather influential thought leaders and decision-makers from across sectors, who have a shared interest in sustainable food systems, including food businesses, investors, foundations, national nonprofits, governments, innovators and academics.

Invited attendees will share and discuss strategies to achieve our common goal to cut food waste in half by 2030, and the opportunities to generate profits, increase food security, spur economic growth and protect the environment. Drawing on ReFED’s data-driven, solutions-oriented analysis and multistakeholder network, the 2019 Food Waste Summit is the only event that brings together the necessary stakeholders to unlock this $100 billion+ opportunity.

Sponsored by the Fink Family Foundation.

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9:00 AM09:00

Beyond the Plate: A Symposium of Food, Writing, and Community

  • Truro Center Castle Hill for the Arts (map)
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Join Truro Center's Castle Hill for the Arts for a captivating gathering of food and conversation at Truro Center for the Arts' Edgewood Farm. Their first ever food symposium will bring together renowned chefs and food writers, as well as farmers and local food advocates to celebrate all things food and to consider our complex relationship with it. Participants will attend compelling panel discussions and will take part in a variety of lectures, workshops, and demonstrations led by the symposium’s featured presenters. Attendees will have ample opportunity to mingle over locally sourced lunches and a Saturday evening gathering. The symposium will culminate with an intimate dinner at Ceraldi in nearby Wellfleet, which will highlight local foods and farms over a set menu and wine pairings (limited seats available).

For more information visit Castle Hill for the Arts


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7:15 PM19:15

Culinary Activism: From Counterculture to the Good Food Movement

  • Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW) (map)
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How was food used during America’s counterculture years of the 1960s and early ‘70s? How has it influenced today’s good food movement? What are some current examples of food as a tool for social well-being and activism? What values are we choosing as we go forward in building a just, equitable, fair and sustainable food systems? Join author and public radio host Ali Berlow for an exploration and lively discussion. The evening will include a book signing and food samples.

Meetings are free and open to the public; they feature invited speakers, lively discussions, cooking demos, food samplings and more.

For more information visit CHEW

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7:00 PM19:00

Eating Our Way to a Resilient Community

With every seed we plant (or don't) with every bite we eat (or can't), we are choosing a food system. Our food choices--if we have them--impact people, animals and the environment--from close to home and to far away. What does a just, equitable and fair food system look, smell, and taste like? Who is included, who isn't and why? What is the relationship between social and environmental justice when it comes to every sandwich? An exploration and dialogue with Ali Berlow. Not all the answers. Some challenging questions for transformative, inclusive, peaceful, change.

Free! Waquoit Bay Summer Science School
Waquoit Bay Reserve
131 Waquoit Highway
Waquoit, MA

For information, location, registration go here.

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to Oct 16

Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival

For a complete listing visit their website here.

On Sunday, Oct. 16th, from 9:30am-11:30, I'll be presenting with my colleagues Noli Taylor, Jefferson Munroe and Rick Karney at the Harbor View Hotel:

Join Jenny Johnson, found of Champy and Co-Host of NESN’s Dining Playbook as she leads an engaging conversation about the Vineyard’s flourishing Resilient Food Initiative.  Jenny will be joined by Noli Taylor, Program Director of Island Grown Schools and Ali Berlow, author of The Food Activist Handbook and Founder of Edible Vineyard, who will share their perspective on why the Vineyard’s network of farmers, fisherman and growers are so passionate about leading a movement to increase awareness, education and access to locally sourced food on the island.

Guests will dine on fabulous brunch fare prepared with locally-sourced ingredients by the Chefs of the Harbor View Hotel, and sip on Bloodies and Bubbles, courtesy of Champy Sparkling Wine and Tito’s Vodka.

Come join us!

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10:15 AM10:15

Let's Talk About Food Festival, Copley Square in Boston, MA

For a complete schedule and more info go here.

I'll be on the panel: Citizen Eaters: Your Influence on the Food We Buy, Eat, and Grow

As citizens, we all have something to contribute to the conversation. Join Ali Berlow, author of The Food Activists Handbook; John Piotti, president of the American Farmland Trust; food safety activist Darin Detwiler; Doug Rauch of Daily Table, and Chef Evan Mallett from Black Trumpet Bistro to talk and dish about where food and politics mix.


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to Sep 18

WGBH Food & Wine Festival in Boston, MA

Judging the WGBH Culinary Stewardship Award is an honor! The winner will be announced on Saturday evening, 8:45pm.

On Sunday I will be signing copies of my book, 'The Food Activist Handbook' and will be on the panel discussion: Journey into the Mind of Chefs (Yawkey Theater) from 2:15-315pm

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit WGBH's website. Hope to see you there!

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6:30 PM18:30

Old West Church

 Discover Your Inner Food-Activist

What does a healthy and resilient regional food system look and taste like? Who is included, who isn’t and why not? From the fields and farms to the ocean and the docks in our communities, region and beyond, how do we create access to fresh, healthy, fair, safe, just, and good food for all? Join me at the historic Old West Church in Boston for a lively presentation about how you can effect positive change in the food system today and for future generations. 

This event is free and open to the public. I will have books to sell and sign. Looking forward to speaking in this historic church with colleague, Orion Kriegman, co-director of the Boston Food Forrest Coalition.

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to Apr 21

Food Tank Summit, Washington, DC

Ali has been invited to be a speaker at the second annual Food Tank Summit on April 20th. From their website:

The focus of the Food Tank Summits are to highlight creative and innovative ways to cultivate a better food system. This year, Food Tank is quadrupling the number of summits. In 2015, Food Tank hosted the 1st annual summit in partnership with The George Washington University. The event sold out within minutes, bringing together 400+ in person attendees and more than 15,500 livestream viewers. We are thrilled to expand this platform to Sacramento, Chicago, and Sao Paulo, Brazil this year, in addition to Washington, D.C. again.

Food Tank Summits bring together policymakers, academics, youth, members of the funding and donor community, and advocates to inject new energy into the international dialogue around alleviating hunger and obesity, preventing food waste, recognizing the role of women and youth in the food system, and ensuring access to safe, affordable, and nutritious food for all.

The Summit will be two inspiring days, the first will be filled with interactive discussion, including a variety of speakers from around the world. The first day of events will include dynamic panel discussion and exciting keynote speakers. The second day will be experiential, creating opportunities for networking, advocacy, touring urban farms, workshops, seasonal, local food, and lots of fun.

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5:00 PM17:00

WCAI's Pub Night

Get ready for a good time on Martha's Vineyard at Pub Night at Rockfish Pizza in Edgartown. WCAI's Pub Nights are always free and open to the public, so make a date to join WCAI staff and other listeners for a fun evening of conversation and public radio, Thursday, March 10th at Rockfish, for our Martha's Vineyard Pub Night. As always, we'll have WCAI give-a-ways, and our host will provide appetizers, and a cash bar.

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to Mar 13

Slow Fish 2013 "Gateway to the Americas"

Slow Food New Orleans announces it will host Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans: Gateway to the Americas, March 10-13, 2016 at the Old US Mint and French Market. Slow Fish is Slow Food event that is an international gathering of fishers, scientists, chefs, students and food artisans to address the many environmental, ecological, economic and political challenges that impact fisheries, habitats, oceans, sustainable fishers and cultural seafood systems. Slow Fish has been held every two years in Genoa, Italy. Slow Fish 2016 in New Orleans will be the first time the event will be held in the western hemisphere.

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8:30 AM08:30

Sustainable Boston Network's Local Food Trade Show

Ali will be moderating the panel discussion on 'Does "Local" Matter':

Does “Local” Matter?:

The concept of local foods is not new but revived consumer interest and the booming local food production and marketing in recent years reveal one thing: local foods are coming to the marketplace more readily than ever before. This panel will look at the present, as well as the future of marketing local food and seafood, the who, what and why consumers choose local products, what ‘local’ means to them, how ‘local’ as a marketing strategy and the economic impact that buying local has. Learn how connecting to your community can be leveraged in your efforts to increase sales, visibility and your business' overall success. 

Location: at the Curry Student Center, Northeastern University. Details to come. Save the date and register here.


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9:00 AM09:00

9th Annual SEMAP Ag & Food Conference, Keynote Address

SEMAP is dedicated to preserving and expanding access to local food and sustainable farming in Southeastern Massachusetts through research and education.

Whether you’re a professional farmer, a backyard gardener, or just curious about locally grown food, this is the event for you! Each year, the lineup includes workshops for the general public as well as info-packed sessions for farmers and gardeners of all experience levels. For registration and workshop lineup go here.

Keynote address: Food Activists, One and All

What does a healthy and resilient regional food system look and taste like? Who is included, who isn’t and why not? From the fields and farms to the ocean and the docks in our communities, region and beyond, how do we create access to fresh, healthy, fair, safe, just, and good food for all?

Bristol County Agricultural High School
135 Center St
Dighton, MA 02715

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1:30 PM13:30

Miami Book Fair International, Miami, FL

Healthy Soul Food with a Side of Activism

Sunday, Nov. 22nd 1:30 p.m. / Rm. 6100 (Bldg. 6, 1st Floor)

Bestselling author Alice Randall teams up with her daughter to redefine soul food by mining the traditions of four generations of black women and creating 80 healthy recipes to help everyone live longer and stronger, in Soul Food Love: 100 Years of Cooking and Eating in a Black Family.

The Food Activist Handbook: Big & Small Things You Can Do to Help Provide Fresh, Healthy Food for Your Community by Ali Berlow shows how small steps can create big changes in your community’s food quality and food security.

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