Your Story Matters!

We are so glad that you are considering being part of the Colorado Food Policy Network's (COFPN) Voices for Colorado Food Systems. This program is being coordinated through LiveWell Colorado, and its purpose is to help elevate voices of people living in Colorado who are directly affected by food issues. For the 2018-2019 cohort, our major focuses are

1. Healthy school food
2. Access to land for farming

If you experience or are connected to these themes, we want to work with you to share your story! Please complete this form to apply to be part of the program.

Eligibility

  1. You live in Colorado.
  2. You have a lived experience with one of the three themes and are passionate about working on the issue. Examples of lived experience include being a young farmer unable to find long-term land; having or currently experiencing food insecurity; or, being actively involved with your child’s school to improve the food served. 
  3. You are already engaged in the issue. Priority will be given to community members who are already working with their local food systems coalition, a COFPN work group, Community Food Advocates, or another LiveWell program.
  4. You are new to public policy. This initiative aims to raise new voices and rising leaders in advocacy.

Program Includes

  • 5 trainings covering policy and public speaking (online; we will try and support if you do not have access to the internet)
  • 1 field trip to the capitol in Denver (hotel, child care and travel expenses covered)
  • Interpretation if requested
  • A small stipend will be included for participants!
  • A chance to make changes in Colorado food policy!


General Timeline 2018-2019
  • October 19: Deadline to apply
  • Week of November 5: First policy training
  • November - May: Policy and Public Speaking trainings
  • January - May: Colorado Legislative Season (possible opportunities to speak)
Please fill out the following application if you are interested in joining. If you have any questions at all, please contact David at davidhutabarat@livewellcolorado.org and he would be happy to help walk you through the survey or answer questions.

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* 1. Full name

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* 2. Contact Info

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* 3. Can we text you? (Don't worry, no spam)

About You
LiveWell Colorado believes in the value of diversity and that diverse voices/perspectives/approaches is critical to our work. The demographic information will help us understand where we do, and do not, have diverse perspectives. Diversity of speakers will be a criteria of the review committee.

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* 4. Your job title (if any)

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* 5. Your work organization (if any)

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* 6. How did you hear about Voices for Colorado Food Systems? (Please list any specific names / organizations / sites that referred you?)

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* 7. Are you connected with a food coalition or organization? If so, please list them here.

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* 8. If you listed any food coalitions or organizations, what is your connection them? How long have you been involved and in what roles?

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* 9. What is the highest grade you have completed?

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* 10. What is your gender?

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* 11. Which of the following races or ethnicities would you use to describe yourself (check all that apply)?

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* 12. What is your age?

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* 13. What languages do you speak fluently?

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* 14. Would you need interpretation at all meetings to participate?

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* 15. After trainings are complete, how much time could you generally commit to Voices for Colorado Food Systems?

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* 16. We do not want child care to prevent you from participating in the Voices for Colorado Food Systems program. If you are part of the program, will you need support for child care?

NOTE: Requesting support for childcare will NOT be a factor in choosing participants in the program and won't lower or heighten your chances of being accepted.

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* 17. Most of our meetings will be online and would need an internet connection.Do you have access to the internet so you can join the meetings? (If you don't, we will try and find a way for you to join the meetings)

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* 18. Why are you interested in being part of the COFPN Voices for Colorado Food Systems?

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* 19. Please describe your experience or connection to one of the themes. What is one story you would love to be able to share about your own experiences?

1. Limited access to healthy school food
2. Challenges securing land for farming

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* 20. Are you able to commit to full training program? Six sessions including one in-person day at the capitol to meet with legislators (we will ask participant schedules to determine specific times for trainings; we will also cover travel expenses for in-person day at the capitol)

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* 21. We will decide on training schedules based on participant schedules. What is your general availability on weekdays to do trainings?

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* 22. Is there anything else you would like to share for this application?

 
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