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. 

Professor Denise Harrison

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. 

Dr. Jessica Krieger
The guest speaker is Dr. Jessica Krieger, a graduate of Kent State University is working on cultivating meat in a lab without harm to animals. Her work focuses on cutting-edge research to develop ways to grow cells that make up the meat that is consumed as food, which can help address environmental issues associated with raising animals for food. 

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

POSTED: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:26 AM
UPDATED: Friday, April 12, 2024 12:52 PM