This is a great weekend for San Diego food-related events, so hopefully people will brave the possibly rainy forecast.
Saturday, April 9 from 2-4:30 pm there is an event to benefit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, hosted by Dustine Gallagher, Cynthia Lingg, Lisa Osborne, Ronnie Steinau, and Animal Protection and Rescue League. The speaker will be Elizabeth Kucinich, PCRM’s director of government and public affairs, and the wife of Congressman Dennis Kucinich. She’ll discuss how legislation can help end animal experiments, improve medical training, and stop the destructive agricultural subsidies that perpetuate chronic disease, notorious factory farms, and environmental destruction. Attendees will learn about legislation while sharing hors d’oeuvres and seeing fellow veggie folks.
April 9 and 10 people will gather in City Heights, San Diego’s highly ethnically diverse neighborhood, to attend workshops and discuss the sustainability, accessibility, and health of our food system locally and internationally. The 4th Annual San Diego Food Justice Event will discuss the importance of healthy and sustainable food for our planet and our lives, and the difficulty in finding and affording such food in a time when our supermarkets sell foods shipped from all over the globe.
The event is free and organized by a coalition of community members from groups such as International Rescue Committee, San Diego Sustainable Roots Project, San Diego Food Not Lawns, Activist San Diego, Slow Food Urban San Diego and Food Not Bombs.
Check out the live entertainment, kids’ activities, and two keynote speakers: City Heights Urban Farmer Bilali Muya, and People’s Produce Project member and community leader Diane Moss.