Liam’s Legacy: Food, Sustainability, and Human Rights

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  • Date/Time:
    • Friday November 18, 2011
      2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Clary Theater, Student Success Center
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    None
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Contact

Dr. Monica Halka
Georgia Tech Honors Program
(404) 385-7533

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Summary Sentence: A symposium sponsored by the Georgia Tech Honors Program

Full Summary: The Georgia Tech Honors Program presents "Liam’s Legacy: Food, Sustainability, and Human Rights," a panel discussion and a keynote address from Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls.

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The Georgia Tech Honors Program presents "Liam’s Legacy: Food, Sustainability, and Human Rights," a panel discussion and a keynote address from Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls.

Panelists: 

  • Peggy Barlett, Professor of Anthropology, Emory University 
    Barlett’s current interests focus on sustainability in higher education as a tangible arena in which to understand and enact sustainable development more generally.Recently, her scholarly work has turned to the role of campus sustainable food projects in rebuilding a healthier global agro-food system. 
  • Nell Fry, Students Organizing for Sustainability, Georgia Tech
    Fry, the 2010 Hobart Center for Food Service Sustainability grant writer and a 2011 HCFS Fellow, is leading a comprehensive energy reduction program, working toward zero waste across campus, and reducing water usage. She also works to educate the campus about sustainable food through farmers’ markets, educational events, and working with students. 
  • Rashid Nuri, Founder, Truly Living Well Urban Farms
    Nuri is a graduate of Harvard College, where he studied political science and holds a M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Massachusetts and currently serves on the boards of Georgia Organics and the Atlanta Local Food Initiative. Rashid possess over 40 years of experience in both industrial and organic agriculture, where he has managed public, private and community-based food and agriculture businesses in over 30 countries. 
  • William Winders, Professor of Sociology, Georgia Tech
    Winders is a sociologist who specializes in the areas of social inequality (class, race, and gender), social movements, political sociology, and the world economy. His current research examines how political coalitions and the southern political-economy shaped twentieth century U.S. agricultural policy.

About the event:
This symposium honors the memory of Liam Rattray (1989-2011), a student in the Georgia Tech Honors Program whose commitment to sustainability and social justice provides a compelling model for intellectual and civic engagement for us all, no matter what our age.

The symposium’s immediate emphasis on food speaks to an important area of Liam’s passion and opens up a much broader range of issues that extend far beyond the production and consumption of food. We invite you to join our speakers in a spirited conversation about the implications of what we eat, where it comes from, who grows it, and how it’s grown.

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Groups

General, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Green Buzz

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Categories
Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
food, Green Buzz, honors program, human rights, sustainability
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  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 31, 2011 - 11:37am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 9:56pm