As TEDxManhattan approaches, we've asked this year's speakers to introduce themselves by answering a few questions. Today we feature Alison Cayne, Founder of Haven's Kitchen, an NYC cooking school and specialty food shop.
What's the topic you'll be speaking about?
Coalescence in the food movement in a historical context.
Unless all of the different players and "foodies" start collaborating to make real political change, we will lose momentum and lose the opportunity to create a sustainable food system.
Why is this important?
Social movements either succeed or fail, there's no in between. Unless all of the different players and "foodies" start collaborating to make real political change, we will lose momentum and lose the opportunity to create a sustainable food system.
Are there other projects you're also passionate about right now – either yours or someone else's?
I love working with people interested in framing hunger in a different way.
Which other 2014 TEDxManhattan speakers are you excited about hearing?
Tom Colicchio. I love the way he is using his celebrity status to bring attention to hunger in the US.
Where can more information about your project be found?
My Huffington Post blog posts discuss a lot of the issues that I'll be addressing in my talk
TEDxManhattan, "Changing the Way We Eat,," will take place March 1, 2014 at the TimesCenter in New York City. Interested in joining the day? You can apply to attend, or host or attend a viewing party. For more information, please visit www.tedxmanhattan.org.