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As part of the Community-University Research Alliance: ACT for CFS and community researchers in Eastern Shelburne County chose to examine the lobster industry using participatory video. The purpose of the project was to learn more about the lobster industry regarding price, distribution, regulations, and selling locally. Interviews explored changes, challenges and opportunities for the industry over the years.
Tim Merry, a change leader, spoken word poet, and host for the event, spontaneously captured the group’s collectively developed vision of community food security.
In August 2010, over 50 community, government, and academic team members launched ACT for CFS. Spoken word artist and facilitator Tim Merry produced this from a session at the gathering. The spoken word served for the base for a Kinetic Typography video centred on our vision of community food security in Nova Scotia.
FoodARC, in partnership with community partners, invited Marvin Trimm, aka Native Son, to create a special spoken word poem for an event held in Spryfield (Halifax), NS in February 2014. The event brought together community members to hear about research results on peoples’ experiences with food insecurity and the judgments and stereotypes those living in poverty face, generated through the …
The Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS) project seeking two (2) part-time Research Assistants to support the Education & Training and the Evaluation Working Groups in activities described below. We are open to candidates applying for both positions. Click here for more details. Extended closing: Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 4 pm
FoodARC worked with Corrie Melanson from See What You Mean to produce an illustrative and informational video about the 5-year participatory research project, Activating Change Together for Community Food Security (ACT for CFS). This overview video outlines the project aims to increase community food security for all Nova Scotians.
This workshop was presented at the July 31, 2012 gathering on research methods: interviews, focus groups and surveys. It explains the role of power and privilege in community-based and participatory action research and why we need to develop awareness when conducting research.
Facilitator and FoodARC Dietiec Intern, Vanessa Mermuys asked participants at the July 16, 2012 Workshop in Spryfield, Halifax – What have you learned about evaluation today? The evaluation workshop was created by Vanessa Mermuys and the video footage and editing was done by Miranda Cobb, a FoodARC Community Learning Research Assistant.
In December 2010, the community-based partners with ACT for CFS met at FoodARC in Halifax, Nova Scotia to plan for the Participatory Community Food Security Assessments.