Food Sovereignty Prize: 10.10.12, NYC

Hunger is not a matter of production, but a matter of justice and democracy. In celebration of those grassroots activists working for a more democratic food system, the fourth annual Food Sovereignty Prize, to be held in New York City this Wednesday, October 10, champions the right of people to determine their own food and agriculture policies!

As an alternative to the World Food Prize, the Food Sovereignty Prize honors innovative organizations around the world that are fighting for the right to food for all and dignity for those who put food on our plates. The ceremony will highlight the work of the Korean Women’s Peasant Association, as well as the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement of Sri Lanka, the Unified Peasant Movement of Aguan Region in Honduras and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers from the United States.

Join us in honoring the 2012 Food Sovereignty Prize honorees this Wednesday, October 10, 7-9p.m. at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in New York. The ceremony will also include UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Olivier De Schutter, and a special musical performance by Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman. WhyHunger is proud to host the event, co-sponsored by the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance, the Small Planet Fund and the Lawson Valentine Foundation.

Tickets are free and open to the public! Reservations must be made at Can’t attend? Watch the live stream at (on October 10, 7-9 PM Eastern) and join the conversation on Twitter at #FoodSovPrize.

Siena Chrisman