Big Ideas at CIIS: How to Eat Like it Matters with Michelle Glowa

March 01, 2016
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In San Francisco, a hub of foodie activity, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the choices and issues brought up by the food we eat: Is it organic? Farmer’s market? Fair trade? Local artisanal? We know our food can make us happy and healthy. The next step is asking: does it make those who produce it happy? Is the land it's grown on healthy? Does our food feed a better world as it feeds us? How can we find an entry way into participating in food justice? Join us for an hour of discussion on how our everyday consumption connects us to vast networks of human-nature relationships and what we can do to cultivate more just and sustainable food systems.

Michelle Glowa, PhD is an assistant professor in Anthropology and Social Change department. Her research interests include critical political ecology, urban social movements, and agri-food studies. Her work uses interdisciplinary frameworks to explore the dynamics between activists engaged in changing the socio-spatial landscapes of cities and food systems and the contemporary institutions with which they interact. Michelle approaches her research with over a decade of experience working with food justice and urban agriculture organizing in the United States and Mexico. Michelle received her B.S. in Natural Resource Management and Political Science from Colorado State University and her PhD in Environmental Studies from University of California Santa Cruz.

Date: March 01, 2016 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: California Institute of Integral Studies - CIIS Main Building | 1453 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Admission: TICKETS: $10/$15 at the door ENTIRE SERIES: $45 for six Lectures

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