The TYFPC’s Education Committee is calling for proposals for the fifth volume of our food journal, The Gathering. This year the theme is “cultivate,” and much like the definition, we are interested in proposals that speak to what we want to sustain, nourish, or grow. What relationships with the land will allow us to cultivate life-affirming futures? As we are a youth-centred food journal, submissions that touch upon this question in a critical, intersectional, and equitably informed way, and highlight food, are encouraged.
Some other questions to consider:
- What do you hope to cultivate in Toronto’s food landscape?
- What is currently being cultivated by yourself or others, particularly within your communities and neighbourhoods?
- Cultivating land requires preparation in order to grow crops, sometimes it means leaving the land as it is. What does land cultivation mean to you?
- What do you want to see sustained? What do you want to help grow and nourish?
The journal is accepting submissions from youth 30 years old and under. We are especially interested in hearing from Indigenous, Black, and Black-Indigenous youth, and perspectives related to land relationships, land back, food sovereignty, and critiques of the mainstream food sovereignty movement. Papers, poems, personal essays, drawings (creative work that expands the definition of academic writing, such as photovoice) are welcome. We will consider all creative submissions but will ask for a written component to accompany any visual work.
Guidelines: full papers are due May 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EST (word limit: 2000-2500).
For submissions and questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gabriella Lippa, Kaitlin Rizarri, Winnie Wang