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Building Equitable Food Systems
November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hosted by Huston-Tillotson University and The Land Institute –
Agroecologist Alex Racelis will speak on “Boundary Spanning and Building Pathways to Equitable Food Systems.” Racelis is a professor of agroecology and resilient food systems in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, and also serves as Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Outreach in the College of Science.
Racelis and his students and community partners focus on how agriculture, urban development, invasive species, and resource management affects certain ecological processes in the light of pressing social and environmental issues, such as climate change, food and water insecurity, sustainable development, and social justice.
Land Institute chief strategy officer Rachel Stroer will introduce Racelis and facilitate discussion. After the talk, Racelis will participate in a conversation with TLI’s director of ecosphere studies, Aubrey Streit Krug, and associate professor of biology at Huston-Tillotson University, Amanda Masino .
The event is co-sponsored by the Ecosphere Studies program at The Land Institute in Salina, KS, and the Center for Sustainability and Environmental Justice at Huston-Tillotson University in Austin.
The two groups will also host a workshop on “An Agroecological Worldview in Action” on Saturday and Sunday morning. Both the Friday night program and weekend workshop are free. Registration is necessary only for the workshop. To view the full workshop agenda and for more details on registration, visit https://landinstitute.org/news-events/event-calendar/an-agroecological-worldview-in-action-workshop/.
There will be free parking in the Chalmers Avenue lot and free street parking around campus.