Sustainable Food Movement Talk
SUSTAINABLE FOOD MOVEMENT EVENT at IU SOUTH BEND
Food & Farming Industry Leaders to Change the Way We Eat
on February 16
in New York City & South Bend
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, February 16, in New York City and webcast live on the campus of IU South Bend in Wiekamp Hall, Room 1001. This event is free and open to the public.
Speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming will share their insights and expertise on sustainable food movement issues, impacts, and innovations. During breaks in the webcast, local farmers, cooks, and food activists will be speaking on the local food scene.
National speakers confirmed for the event are:
- Ann Cooper – A chef for more than 30 years, Cooper has been honored by Slow Food USA, selected as a Kellogg Food and Society Policy Fellow, and awarded an honorary doctorate from State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill for her work on sustainable agriculture. In 2009, Cooper founded Food Family Farming Foundation (F3) as a nonprofit focusing on solutions to the school food crisis.
- Tanya Fields – Inspired by her experiences as a single working mother living in a marginalized community, she founded the BLK ProjeK, which approaches economic development holistically by empowering under-served women of color through political education, community engagement in support of the beautification of community spaces and urban farming, and women-centered preventive health programming.
- Gary Hirshberg – Chairman of Stonyfield Farm and managing director of Stonyfield Europe, He has received nine honorary doctorates and numerous awards for corporate and environmental leadership including a 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Anna Lappé – National bestselling author and a founding principal of the Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund, Her most recent book is Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It. She is currently the director of the Real Food Media Project, a new series of myth-busting videos about the real story of our food.
- Simran Sethi – Named one of the top ten “eco-heroes” of the planet by the UK’s Independent and lauded as the “environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair, Sethi is an award-winning journalist, strategist, and educator. She is the contributing author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy, winner of the bronze 2008 Axiom Award for Best Business Ethics Book.
Applications for local speakers are currently being accepted. Local food & farming leaders are encouraged to participate by sharing a short talk on what they are doing and how others can learn more and participate. See https://www.iusb.edu/csfuture/tedxmanhattan.php for more information.
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” is sponsored by TEDster and Glynwood Institute co-founder Diane Hatz. The lead sponsor is The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming. TEDx is licensed through TED but is an independently organized event. Visit www.tedxmanhattan.org for more information.
About TEDx = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 26 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. At TED, the world’s leading thinkers and doers are asked to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Benoit Mandelbrot, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Two major TED events are held each year: The TED Conference takes place every spring in Long Beach, California (along with a parallel conference, TEDActive, in Palm Springs), and TEDGlobal is held each summer in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Contact: Krista Bailey, Asst Director
IU South Bend’s Center for a Sustainable Future