Counts as a Town Hall: “The Hidden Plight of Modern Growers”

Feb 25 2020, 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Angell Hall Auditorium B, 435 STATE ST, ANN ARBOR, MI, 48109


Speakers: Panel with Naim Edwards and Ashley Atkinson

Food Literacy for All is a community-academic partnership course started in 2017. Structured as an evening lecture series, Food Literacy for All features different guest speakers each week to address challenges and opportunities of diverse food systems. The course is designed to prioritize engaged scholarship that connects theory and practice. By bringing national and global leaders, we aim to ignite new conversations and deepen existing commitments to building more equitable, health-promoting, and ecologically sustainable food systems.

The course is co-led by Cindy Leung (School of Public Health), Jerry Ann Hebron (Oakland Ave. Farm) and Lilly Fink Shapiro (Sustainable Food Systems Initiative). In partnership with Detroit Food Policy Council and FoodLab Detroit.

Guidelines for participation:

● You are expected to do the reading and come to the event with a question (inspired by the reading).

● Out of respect for the speaker, laptops must be closed and mobile devices put away.

● Since this event is not organized by the MSC, attendance will not be taken. Instead, please write a short email (one or two paragraphs) describing your major take-aways, and send it to within 3 days of the event.

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*Indicate attendance on both the link above and on the MSC site



Cassie Alexe TC
Jesse Keingarsky
Aimee Starr
Carly Armstrong
Summer Soffer
Drew Arnson