The Community of Food, Society and Justice Conference, October 2019

October 17-18
East Quadrangle
University of Michigan
More details available here

Listen to the RC Podcast episode about the fonference featuring four of the planning committee members: Alex Bryan, Lilly Fink Shapiro, Virginia Murphy and Lisa Young.


*As of 10/3, registration for the Conference is closed, but we welcome you to see the registration page for the livestream link, and hope you’ll join us on 10/17 for Lauren Bon’s Penny Stamps Distinguished Lecture Series talk at Michigan Theater at 5:10pm.* 

The ways that we meet the nutritional needs of our communities, while also protecting the planet, promoting healthy lives, and ensuring food justice are among the greatest challenges facing our nation and the world today. This conference will engage students, faculty, staff, farmers, and the community in rigorous dialogue around these issues.

Keynote by Tracie McMillan, James Beard award winner and author of The American Way of Eating:  Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table,  and The New Face of Hunger.

The conference will feature 4 panels:

  • Soil Resistance & Recovery: How Academic Institutions Learn from Farmers:  A discussion about agroecological production methods and the power of farmers and researchers working together.
  • Growing Heritage: Reclaiming Indigenous SeedsA conversation about the importance of seeds for Indigenous communities in
    North America.
  • Healthy Food Actionists: A fast-paced discussion around a range of programs and policies that aim to improve healthy eating.
  • Our Community Values: Supporting Local Producers: A discussion about the role of producers in creating a better food system within our community, state, and world.


More details available here.