The Food Justice Lab at West Virginia University is offering 4 accredited
courses through the 2019 Summer Appalachian Food Justice Institute hosted in
Morgantown, West Virginia and various host sites in West Virginia. The
Appalachian Food Justice Institute (AFJI) provides educational opportunities
for food system change in West Virginia and Central Appalachia through the
lenses of social and economic justice. The 2019 AFJI Summer Institute will run
from May 13- June 21, and participants can earn up to 12 college credits in 6
weeks. Courses include: Food Justice Leadership Program (various locations in
West Virginia, travel provided), Food Policy and Research (online), Community
Food Planning and Development (online), and Food System Development Practicum
(host site in Talcott, WV).
Food Justice Fellows:
The WVU Food Justice Lab is excited to recruit a diverse cohort of Food
Justice Leadership Fellows in 2019 who are eager to develop projects and
skills to support their communities. People of color, women, LBGTQ and
resource limited applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and will be given
additional consideration. The Fellowship Award will cover all programmatic
costs to participate in the Food Justice Leadership Program (May 13 – June
4th, 2019). Fellows will be responsible for their travel to and from the
institute site. The Fellowship also provides an additional $500 stipend to
support a community or campus based project designed and implemented by the
fellow. All fellows will earn 3 credits of advanced coursework from WVU as
well. Fellowship applications can be found here. The deadline for Fellowship
consideration is January 31.
Fellows may also elect to complete up to 9 more credits toward a
specialization in Food Policy, Research and Development through the full six
weeks of the Appalachian Food Justice Institute (May 13-June 21).
Fellowships are open to folks regardless of university affiliation. Our
audience for this program is primarily youth focused (18 – 26), but we will
accept applications and decide case by case for anyone what may fall outside
of that category!
Please contact Amanda Marple at [email protected] with any questions
regarding the Appalachian Food Justice Institute and affiliated courses, or
the Food Justice Fellowship.
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