Previous Summits

2022: Building Local Food Sovereignty

The Fourth Annual USF Urban Food Sovereignty Summit - Building Local Food Sovereignty brought together students, faculty, local food activists, NFP groups and leaders, government officials, faith leaders, farmers, community gardeners, and the public for robust discussions, educational experiences, and research opportunities.

    2021: Food Sovereignty & Cultural Resiliency

    The Third Annual USF Urban Food Sovereignty Summit – Food Sovereignty and Cultural Resiliency: Lessons from a Pandemic brought to USF two renowned keynote speakers, Robert Gottlieb and Erica Hall to discuss national and local solutions to future emergency food systems shocks. The summit included a farm tour that profiled The Harvest Hope Garden (UACDC), Grand Gardens, Sweetwater Organic Farm, and Meacham Urban Farm.

      2020: Food Sovereignty & the University

      The Second Annual USF Urban Food Sovereignty Summit - Food Sovereignty and the University: Challenging Paradigms & Forging Partnerships brought together scholars from around the country to discuss the often-challenging gap between food systems research and the communities we engage in our work. Despite its virtual format, the Summit successfully advanced food sovereignty research as well as served established new local partnerships.

        2019: UFSG Inaugural Summit

        On October 22, 2019, the Urban Food Sovereignty Group hosted its first-ever Tampa Bay Urban Food Sovereignty Summit, which brought together various university and community groups engaged in food sovereignty for the purpose of showcasing their work and raising awareness of food sovereignty among students and community members.