The sixtieth session of the   Commission on the Status of Women  will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016.

Representatives of   Member States, UN entities, and   ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs)  from all regions of the world will attend the session.
Food Sovereignty, Women & Sustainability:
The Roots of System Change

Friday March 18, 2016
Salvation Army (SA), 221 E.52nd St.
8:30 AM in the auditorium

This panel will explore access to healthy food as a lens toward understanding the interconnections of all our equity and sustainability issues. Ensuring sustainable food for all is clearly both a practical and a moral effort; faith communities have long been committed to this. Access to decent food can be seen as a crosscutting issue through all the Sustainable Development Goals; it touches on justice, sovereignty, health, climate change, water, economy, faith and world peace, and women's leadership in all these arenas. The nourishment, health, economics, sustainability and peace of families, communities and nation states improve as the leadership and literacy of women increase.
Panelists will reflect from their diverse perspectives with specific strategies towards food sovereignty for all as well as what sustains them in their work, both in literal food and in spirit. Join us to see how meeting this most basic human need can illuminate a path towards a healthier and more just future.

Chantal Line Carpentier, chief, New York UNCTAD Office
Kirtrina Baxter, organizer, urban farm manager, member of Black Dirt Farm Collective
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers
Jennifer Kopec, intuitive healer, consciousness in food and body
Grove Harris, Representative to the United Nations, Temple of Understanding
Sponsored by:
Parliament of World's Religions
Mining Working Group
Feminist Task Force

Temple of Understanding
777 UN Plaza, 3E
New York, NY 10017