Posted on Mon, October 17, 2011 by Hnin
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Slow Food USA is going on the road to meet with the next generation of food movement leaders—and our last stop is Twitter! On Friday, October 21st at 4pm EST, @JoshViertel will host a live Twitter chat with students across the country #SlowFoodEDU. The topic of discussion is the current state of food and farming, and what students can do to grow the movement for better food.
The Twitter party will serve as the exclamation mark to a 3-day campus tour from Oct. 16 to 19—when Slow Food USA President Josh Viertel will be hitting up the Northeast, chatting with hundreds of college and high school students about the role of young people in the food movement.
While engaging students in the fight for better food policies is not new to Slow Food (our Slow Food on Campus program is growing and is now active on 47 campuses nationwide!), Josh’s campus tour is happening at an important time:
Responding to rising student interest in the food movement, Slow Food USA’s campus tour carries forward the message from last month’s $5 Challenge and Pay-What-You-Can membership offer: Good, clean, and fair food is a universal right for everyone, everyday—and it should not be this hard to fight for a more just, sustainable, and healthier America.
Our hope for the tour and Twitter chat is to spark a much needed national dialogue about young people and their stake in the food movement. We hope you join the conversation from your campus or heck, from your home as we are all students and never stop learning!
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