Wednesday, February 9, 2011

university of Oregon: Future of Food Conference

Food, being one the most essential inputs for our bodies, should concern us all. This is a conference worth attending!

Food Justice explores the history and future of our food system with a focus on three themes: community, equity and sustainability.


FRIDAY,February 18, 2011
(Pre-Conference Events)1:00-4:00 pm
Gerlinger LoungeGraduate Student Symposium

5:00-6:30 pm
Many Nations Longhouse
Staged Reading: Salmon is Everything
Composed by Professor Theresa J. May in collaboration with The Klamath Theater Project

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Opening Plenary: Frederick L. Kirschenmann
4:00-6:00 pm, Knight Law Center, Room 175

Overflow Room:
Knight Law Center, Room 110

Sunday, February 20, 20119:00 am-3:00 pm
LaVerne Krause GalleryFOOD: An Art Exhibition

9:00-10:30 am
Knight Law Center,
Room 175Keynote Dialogue: Food System Futures
Timothy S. Griffin, Associate Professor & Director of Agriculture, Food & the Environment, Tufts University
Amy Bentley, Associate Professor of Food Studies, New York University
Moderator: Lindsay Naylor, University of Oregon
10:45 am-12:15 pm
Knight Law Center,
Room 175 Session A: Food Justice in Theory & Practice (part one)
Christopher Bacon, "Food sovereignty, fair trade & food justice"
Megan Carney, "Food empowerment: Latin citizenship & the lack of food sovereignty in Santa Barbara"
David Goldstein, "Eating right in the age of relation"
Moderator: Alexander B. Murphy, University of Oregon
Respondent: Jessica Chanay, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
10:45 am-12:15 pm
Knight Law Center,
Room 110 Session B: Local Agriculture / Food Community
Patricia Allen, “Locating justice: The role of localization in sustainable food systems”
Gail Feenstra, “Farm to school: Connecting local agriculture to community food security”
Janet Fiskio, “The new agrarianism: Rethinking place, migration and citizenship”
Moderator: Dalton Hobbs, Oregon Department of Agriculture
Respondent: Geraldine Moreno, University of Oregon & Oregon Research Institute
12:30-2:00 pm
Lunch Break

2:00-3:30 pm
Knight Law Center,
Room 175 Session C: Food Justice in Theory & Practice (part two)
Sarah Cantril, Jorge Navarro & Margarito Palacios,"The justice of eating" (Translator: Analisa Taylor, University of Oregon)
Stephen Wooten & Emily Smith, “Gardening for one and all: From Mali to Idaho to Oregon"
Moderator: Ted Toadvine, University of Oregon
Respondent: Tom Lively, Organically Grown Company
2:00-3:30 pm
Knight Law Center,
Room 110 Session D: GMOs—Perspectives from Law & Literature
Keith Aoki, “Pastures of peonage, or paying for poor people’s knowledge?”
Anne-Lise Fran├žois, “ 'Had we world enough, and time' ”: Diurnal rhythms, off-beats & terminator genes"
Louise Westling, “Two visions of food security & justice in Octavia Butler’s fiction”
Moderator: Mary Jaeger, University of Oregon
Respondent: Debra Lippoldt, Growing Gardens
4:00-5:30 pm
Knight Law Center,
Room 175

Overflow Room:
Knight Law Center, Room 110
Keynote Panel: Sustainable Agriculture & Emerging Research in Plant Genetics
Charles Benbrook, "True progress and false promises: Separating the wheat from the biotech chaff" Ignacio Chapela, “Genetic engineering’s new clothes: Can we coexist with ‘synthetic biology’?” Stephen S. Jones, "Kicking the commodity habit: The re-decentralization of grain growing" David Cleveland, "Transgenic crop varieties: Eliminating hunger...or eliminating farmers?" Moderator: Alan Dickman, University of Oregon

Monday, February 21, 20119:00 am-3:00 pm
EMU, 1st Floor Lobby Food Fair & Conference Exhibition Hall

9:00 am-3:00 pm
LaVerne Krause GalleryFOOD: An Art Exhibition

9:00-10:00 am
EMU, Ballroom Keynote Discussion: Gastronomica at Ten Years
Darra Goldstein, Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food & Culture and Professor of Russian, Williams College
Moderator: Amy L. Tigner, University of Texas, Arlington
10:15–11:45 am
EMU, BallroomKeynote Roundtable: Food Justice & Farm Advocacy in the U.S.
Rachel Bristol, Chief Executive Officer, Oregon Food Bank
Deb Johnson-Shelton, President, Lane County Food Policy Council
Young Kim, Executive Director, Fondy Food Center, Milwaukee
Tammy Morales, Principal,Urban Food Link
Chris Schreiner, Executive Director, Oregon Tilth
Cynthia Torres, Director, Colorado Farmers Market Association
Moderator: Naomi Starkman, Co-Founder & Editor,
12:00-1:00 pmLunch Break
1:15-2:45 pm
EMU, Fir RoomSession E: First Foods & Tribal Fisheries
Judy BlueHorse Skelton, "Re-indigenizing the urban landscape"
Les Brown & Jon Matthews, "Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit, or ‘Spirit of the salmon’"
Teara Farrow-Ferman, "First foods"
Moderator: Theresa J. May, University of Oregon
1:15-2:45 pm
EMU, Gumwood Room
Session F: New Media & Food Activism
Leslie Hatfield & Naomi Starkman, "Digitally cultivating food justice"
Megan Ferhman, "The role of social networking and online tools in statewide organizing"
Moderator: Michelle Branch, University of California, Berkeley
1:15-2:45 pm
EMU, Ben Linder RoomSession G: Cultivating Oregon's Agriculture
Harry MacCormack, Lynne Fessenden & Dan Armstrong, “Ten Rivers Foodweb and the Southern Willamette Valley Bean & Grain Project”
Anthony Boutard, "Reintegrating grain, legume & sugar production into the market farm"
Will Newman II, “Rebuilding agriculture from the ground up: Sustainable agriculture in theory & practice”
Moderator: Jennifer Burns Levin, University of Oregon
Respondent: Joe Softich, Catholic Community Services of Lane County
3:00-4:30 pm
EMU, Ben Linder RoomSession H: Urban Farms, Micro-Ranches & Greenhorns
Sarah Brown & Conner Voss, “Working to farm: Our path of enriching resistance”
Mary Wood, "Micro-livestock and the urban homestead: Bringing meat and dairy to the neighborhood."
Severine von Tscharner Fleming, “Greenhorns”
Moderator: Galen Martin, University of Oregon
Respondent: Jennifer Burns Levin, University of Oregon
3:00-4:30 pm
EMU, Gumwood Room Session I: Global Food Routes—Past & Present
Amy L. Tigner, “From cacao to chocolate: History, culture, & ethics”
Susan Stonich & Sara E. Alexander, “Maya, buccaneers & tourists: Challenges to food security & food sovereignty in Belize"
Daniel Buck, "Rising China: Restructuring Asian and Global Foodways"
Moderator: Claire Bowen, Dickinson College
3:00-4:30 pm
EMU, Fir RoomSession J: Eugene's Food & Agriculture Future
Bob Parker (UO Community Service Center), Mike McKenzie-Bahr (Lane County), Ethan Nelson (City of Eugene), Nancy Toth (EWEB) “Scoping Eugene’s Food Security”
Kara Smith, FOOD for Lane County, "Addressing Food Access"
Moderator: Beth Naylor, Lane County Community College
Respondent: Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy
5:30-7:00 pm
(Doors open at 5 pm)
EMU, Ballroom

Closing Plenary: Vandana Shiva
Free tickets have been distributed; The plenary will be simulcast in the EMU Fir Room and Lawrence Hall, Room 177.
Dr. Vandana Shiva,"Food & seed sovereignty: Creating a people’s food system"
Introduction: University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere
Respondent: Andy Fisher, Community Food Security Coalition

Conference welcome
Allison Carruth & Margaret Hallock, Conference Conveners
Rob Handy, Lane County Commissioner
Pete Sorenson, Lane County Commissioner
Plenary address
Frederick L. Kirschenmann, “Food security in a changing world: Expanding the vision of sustainable agriculture”
Introduction: Ed King, CEO & Founder, King Estate Winery
Respondent: Anita Azarenko, Head of Horticulture Department, OSU

Speakers Include:

Vandana Shiva
Frederick L. Kirschenmann

Darra Goldstein
Charles Benbrook
Amy Bentley
Ignacio Chapela
David Cleveland
Timothy Griffin
Natalie Jeremijenko
Stephen Jones

Panelists & Respondents
Sara Alexander
Patricia Allen
Keith Aoki
Dan Armstrong
Anita Azarenko
Christopher Bacon
Judy BlueHorse Skelton
Anthony Boutard
Claire Bowen
Michelle Branch
Les Brown
Sarah Brown
Rachel Bristol
Daniel Buck
Sarah Cantril
Megan Carney
Allison Carruth
Gail Feenstra
Megan Fehrman
Lynne Fessenden
Andy Fisher
Janet Fiskio
Anne-Lise Fran├žois
David Goldstein
Rob Handy
Leslie Hatfield

Deb Johnson-Shelton
Young Kim
Jennifer Burns Levin
Tom Lively
Harry MacCormack
Jon Matthews
Theresa May
Mike McKenzie-Bahr
Tammy Morales
Geraldine Moreno
Jorge Navarro
Ethan Nelson
Will Newman
Kitty Piercy
Eric Quaempts
Chris Schreiner
Emily Smith
Kara Smith
Naomi Starkman
Susan Stonich
Amy L. Tigner
Severine von Tscharner Fleming
Cynthia Torres
Nancy Toth
Conner Voss
Louise Westling
Mary Wood
Stephen Wooten

The Insurgent supports the search of knowledge to empower one to have a healthy body and a sustained earth, so that our generations of descendants will have the nourishment we share today.

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