Tuesday, January 31

Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium--Feb. 28-29, 2012

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Shared Tables: A Triangle Symposium on Global and Local Food Studies will provide a forum for local and global experts to explore key issues related to food studies in an inter-disciplinary academic and community gathering. The event will take place on February 28--29, 2012.

The first day of the symposium on Tuesday, February 28, at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill explores key issues related to food and sustainability from a global perspective. Symposium participants from academic, business, social media, and NGO backgrounds will engage in a dialogue about global food realities, including how the globalization of the food supply impacts production, economics, practical solutions, safety, security, and sustainability. Tom Philpott of Mother Jones Magazine will address the audience as the keynote speaker that evening, speaking on the world’s most recalcitrant problem:  how to feed the word in a sustainable manner.

The second day of the symposium on Wednesday, February 29, at Duke University focuses on sustainable food systems and food cultures both nationally and in the local triangle community. We will hear from students, faculty, and local leaders about  policy, grassroots work, and scholarship in food, both in the humanities and social sciences.  Will Allen of  Growing Power will give the keynote address that evening entitled “The Good Food Revolution,” sharing his experience of building urban farms in Milwaukee, Chicago, and beyond.

The symposium is FREE and open to all students, faculty and community members. We are asking attendees to register. Please see registration page for more information.