Faculty Colloquium: DeLessio-Parson

Please join us Friday, February 23rd, at 3 p.m. in the Hatfield Room for our fourth Faculty Colloquium of this semester.

Presenter: Anne DeLessio-Parson, Visiting Instructor Sociology Anne DeLessio-Parson Photo

Title: “Conceptualizing Eating for Liberation: A Participatory Action Project”

Abstract: Structures of power and oppression impede collective responses to the unfolding climate crisis. When we want to take action as individuals, it can be challenging to determine where to focus our efforts. Food as a medium for motivating action holds enormous potential to drive social change: food is a universal human need, and the act of eating invites us into a conversation when we sit down to share the table. In this talk, I will present the framework for Eating for Liberation 2018, a food-focused participatory action project. This project invites participants to develop their food philosophies and consider how individual choices relate to collective patterns of consumption, thought, and movement. By bringing together readings from across disciplines, it also provides a space for synthesis and the cultivation of critical consciousness. I will also reflect on the ways that social network theory informs project concept and study design. We are also still seeking participants, you may go to http://www.eatingforliberation.com/ to learn more.

Students are welcome and coffee and treats will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.

Ellen Eisenberg and Bill Kelm
Faculty Colloquium Coordinators