The conference in Montgomery is shaping up in very exciting ways. The planning committee is working hard to bring attendees a most memorable experience including a People’s Tribunal on Friday at Alabama State University where community activists will share their stories of resistance in the struggle for health as a human right, including food, water, and climate justice.
As was the case in Chicago in 2013, the People’s Tribunal brought enormous energy to the conference as well as immediate ways for people to work collectively to act for change. This year promises to build on what Dr. Jill White organized in Chicago. We are also considering the proposal of a conference resolution calling for an International Food and Health as a Human Right Day in April 2019, and ideally a march in Washington, DC and other major cities around the world. These are some of the ripple effects we intend to generate with our gathering in Montgomery.
If you missed the abstract deadline earlier this summer and are thinking you would still like to be part of the conference program and can make travel arrangements on shorter notice, we have opened up a “late-breaking” call for abstracts. While we garnered some incredible abstracts in July, we still have a few spaces left to fill in our conference program. Its an ambitious program and includes research as well as personal stories, insights, and workshops. Please review the original 8th International Critical Dietetics Conference – Call for Abstracts and submit your abstract to me on or before September 10.
In the meantime, we are confirming the last details of our program and when we do, we will release the registration form. Visit us on this site for further updates.