About the Event:
This event was held as part of the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit.
The Victorian Independent Food Systems dialogue explored key challenges and opportunities facing Victoria's food system now and in the coming decades.
With the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 as well as intensifying non-linear climate change revealing significant vulnerabilities in our food system, the need to engage in collaborative discussions across sectors to strengthen food system governance is vital.
We were fortunate to have some esteemed speakers attending the event:
Ghillar Michael Anderson is a respected elder from the Euahlayi nation located in northern New South Wales and southern Queensland. Uncle Ghillar is involved in connecting the sacred songlines of the ancient traditions of Aboriginal peoples around the world in an attempt to prove that they have a Dreaming that links them to the original creation. He currently lives on and runs a sheep and cattle property on his ancestral lands, and most recently had an asteroid named after him in recognition of his contribution to astronomy.
Senator Lidia Thorpe, a Gunnai, Gunditjmara and DjabWurrung politician, businesswoman and activist. She is a Senator for Victoria, representing the Australian Greens, and is the spokesperson for First Nations, Justice, and Sport. Lidia is the first Aboriginal Senator to represent Victoria.
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