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Just Food? Forum on Labor Across the Food System

Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 11:45am

Just Food? is a student-organized collaboration of the Harvard Law School Food Law Society and Harvard Food Literacy Project and co-sponsored by the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic.

Call for proposals!

Submissions Due: January 23th, 2017

Does your work connect to food and labor? Are you studying the players in our food system, and how their roles and rights have changed over time? The Harvard Just Food? Forum seeks proposals that focus on all aspects of labor across the food system.  You may be working in the tomato fields in Florida, studying worker ownership models or making a film about fair labor practices-- we’re interested in hearing from you. We especially encourage proposals from people who can speak from their own experiences, alongside advocates, film makers, and academics. We are seeking two different types of proposals:

  • Concurrent sessions: Workshop, talk or panel format to educate and share research and knowledge of a topic and spark conversation and ideas.
  •  Posters and exhibits: Scholars and entrepreneurs are invited to showcase their work.


  • Agricultural labor
  • Food service/ restaurant labor
  • Labor rights and inequality
  • Food entrepreneurs
  • Labeling and certifications
  • Regulatory responses to labor issues
  • Role of media
  • Models of food labor and ownership (e.g. cooperative, non-profit, corporate social responsibility)
  • Prison farm labor
  • Impact of technology
  • Suggest your own!
Please submit your proposal through this form:

Contact with questions.

Featured image courtesy of Shelburne Orchards.