2021 Earth Day Conference Focusing on Food Equity, Consumption
The 2021 Kent State East Liverpool Earth Day Environmental Justice Virtual Conference will be held this Saturday via a remote format with the theme “Rethinking Food: Equity, Plant-based Consumption and Alternatives.”
The conference will be held via a remote format, using Zoom, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to the public and registration is required.
The keynote speaker is Professor Denise Harrison an expert in several areas including intersectionality; crossroads of race; class and gender; first wave feminist and suffragist; black women writers; food sourcing; food and sustainability; food activism; history of cooking; Africans and African- Americans; Native American traditions; Native American culture; and environmental issues.
To register for the conference, go to https://tinyurl.com/2021-Earth-Day-Conference. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link that will be activated beginning at 8:30 a.m. the day of the conference.
This event is a collaboration between students in the Environmental Club and the faculty planning committee. Margaret Villarreal, president of the Environmental Club, met with student members via Zoom during the spring semester to address environmental issues and assist in planning the conference.
The faculty members who serve on the planning committee include Dr. Lydia Rose, Dr. Darryl Hancock, Dr. Haiyan Zhu, Dr. Q. Ding and Dr. Daniel Dankovich along with staff members Paula Butler, and Clayton Gellatly.
Dr. David Dees, dean and CAO of the East Liverpool Campus, will give an opening address.
The conference includes a paper competition and student presentations. Winners of the paper competition will be announced at the end of the conference.
Any questions regarding the conference may be sent to Rose at Lrose17@kent.edu.
Cutline A: Denise Harrison
Cutline B: Dr. Jessica Krieger