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21st August, 2013

No matter who you are, you share one thing in common with everyone else – and that’s your need for food.

Before the people of the ACT vote at the next election, they can find out for themselves where their local candidates stand on food security by coming along to the Gungahlin College Lecture Theatre on 21st August at 7.00 pm, where you’ll hear from our expert panellists Bishop George Browning, Gabrielle O’Kane, David Pearson and Michael Croft, as well as local senate candidates Simon Sheikh (ACT Greens), Merinda Nash, (ACT Liberals) and Chris Sant (ACT Labor).

When we launched our food security discussion paper earlier this year, we fuelled a conversation that was already spreading in our community.  At our event on the 21st you’ll also get to meet representatives from other community groups that are working in this area, including ACTCOSS, Slow Food Canberra, and others.  This fast-paced and informative discussion will be followed by a short question and answer session.

“This year’s campaign is about dealing with the practical realities of food security – SEE-Change has always been about actions rather than words.  We’re really pleased to be partnering Fusion Canberra who have a long-held interest in social inclusion, social justice and the importance of building a community that can feed itself”, said SEE-Change Executive Officer Anne Clarke.

For more information and to register, please visit:  https://youcanteatyourwords.eventbrite.com.au/

About the organisers:  SEE-Change is a locally grown community group.  Since 2006 they have inspired, informed and supported the reduction of our ecological footprint to build a more sustainable Canberra.  Visit www.see-change.org.au for more information.  Fusion Canberra is an Australian grown international Christian youth and community agency, with 20 years experience in the ACT of training refugees and other disadvantaged people in food production and the new technology of aquaponics. Fusion Canberra’s mission is to create a Canberra where nobody gets left behind, and their firm belief is that food security is one issue that needs to be addressed to create a Canberra that is truly sustainable in every sense.

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