Call for volunteers

The Food Sovereignty Festival Group is looking for new members!

We are searching for dedicated activists to organize a festival on food sovereignty in May 2019 with us. There are many different tasks to be taken up, but with all of them you will get the chance to shape the festival.
11. december 2018

The festival will take place from 16th to 18th of May and it will focus on different topics around food sovereignty: production, distribution and consumption but also the political, ethical and environmental implications of the food system. The festival will explore and investigate these different topics and present alternative and more sustainable ways to eat, use, and think about food.

We will not only enjoy tasty alternatives through partnering food stalls but also spark interest in the topic of food sovereignty through lively discussions and keynote speakers, creative games and interactive workshops. We want to create a festival for all ages, backgrounds, and positions and together raise awareness on the impact our food system has on our climate.

Become a volunteer and help us shape a festival in the center of Copenhagen while gettíng to know new, sustainable food initiatives and creating a network with interesting people. As an activist within our little festival organization group you will be volunteering as a member of one or more of our three working groups. The groups primarily take up the following tasks:  

 

The program group:  

  • Generate ideas for activities such as community kitchens, film screenings and debates

  • Reach out to participants (eg. keynote speakers, politicians, stall holders, organisations)

  • Planning and scheduling debates, dialogues and activities

 

The logistics/organisation group:

  • Shape the physical frame of the festival

  • Arrange the placement of the tents, our boat (yes, we have a boat!), tables, stalls

  • Lay the logistical foundations for a festival: Make sure there are basics such as water, electricity and a tent-roof above our heads

  • Organize a top notch recycling system for a hopefully minimum amount of waste

  • And by the waste... Can we arrange a sustainable toilet system for a three day festival?

 

The communication group:

  • Create information materials (posters, flyers and more)

  • Promote the festival through different Social Media channels

  • Help creating our promotion videos with partners in the Global South

  • Spread news and videos, possibly engage with radio stations

 

If you want to join our group or have any further questions please send us an e-mail at festival@afrika.dk. There will also be held an intro meeting in mid-January (more information will follow).


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