FSC heads to Toronto for third and final screening of "Food For the Rest of Us"

FSC partners with CSI and the TYFPC for third and final screening in Toronto

After two successful events organized around the film-screening of Food For the Rest of Us, we organized a last screening to extend the learnings. A collaboration between FSC, the Center for Social Innovation, the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, this post-screening panel was centered around Black and Indigenous Food Sovereignty, as well as the barriers and enablers for both.

Panelists included Ethan Dankert-Lannigan, and Cheyanne Valencia-Hinds from Ojibiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network, and Nicole Austin, Food Sovereignty Engagement Coordinator and Project Lead, Harvest Collective at Toronto Metropolitan University's Urban Farm.


Learn about the speakers

Ethan Dankert-Lannigan and Cheyanne Valencia-Hinds are both Mobile Cultural Coordinators at the Ojibiiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network. Ethan is committed to increasing safe spaces for Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous families by reclaiming roles in community and Cheyanne works towards achieving food sovereignty and is passionate about learning about food and medicinal plants, as well as land stewardship.

Nicole Austin is the Black Food Sovereignty engagement coordinator and project lead for the Harvest Collective, at Toronto Metropolitan University's Urban Farm. Their work is focused on restorative initiatives, community-building activities, and how Black Food Sovereignty and Black resiliency can transform food systems.

Learn about their initiative to promote a just, healthy, and equitable food system.

Ojibiiikaan Indigenous Cultural Network, of which Ethan Dankert-Lannigan and Cheyanne Valencia-Hinds are a part of, is an Indigenous-led nonprofit offering land, food and culture based programming in Toronto and the surrounding region. Ojibiikaan means “root” in Anishinaabemowin. With the knowledge that our roots are lifelines that nourish, anchor us, and connect us to the land and to each other, Ojibiikaan works to strengthen our roots through knowledge exchange and land-based projects.

The Toronto Metropolitan University's Urban Farm's Harvest Collective project, of which Nicole Austin is a part of, aims to engage Black students, faculty, staff and the broader community through the sharing of food, from farm to table. The project challenges the systemic racism that persists within contemporary food production, urban agricultural systems and within our institutions by developing opportunities for Black-centric programming, training and cultivation right here on campus.