College of Liberal Arts

Revoluciones Alimentarias: New Perspectives on the Contemporary Food System in Latin America

Wednesday Feb 22, 2017 5:00 PM | Texas Union 3.304

The Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies is sponsoring the 2017 Lozano Long Conference "Revoluciones Alimentarias: New Perspectives on the Contemporary Food System in Latin America." The free conference runs February 22-24, 2017 at the Texas Union Building. It is free and open to the public.

This conference will be of particular interest to students focused on areas like international relations, sustainability, social justice, nutrition, and development. The conference will provide students with opportunities to explore what different liberal arts disciplines can contribute to our understanding of the food system locally and internationally. Additionally, students can meet and engage with local and international experts and activists who work on food, hunger, and agriculture issues. Finally, students can learn about an emerging global food movement that is rethinking how we can grow and distribute food in a more sustainable and fair way.”  

A keynote by Humberto Ríos Labrada will kick off three days of discussion, film, and action. A scientist and biodiversity researcher, Ríos Labrada worked with farmers in Cuba to help them shift from agricultural chemical dependence toward sustainability. He was awarded the 2010 Goldman prize (the most prestigious prize of environmentalism).

For more information, please visit the conference website or follow the event on Facebook or Twitter at #FoodRevolutionsUT.

Schedule:

Wednesday, Feb. 22
Quadrangle Room, Texas Union 3.304
5:00 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Humberto Ríos, ICRA, 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner
 
Thursday, Feb. 23
Eastwoods Room, Texas Union 2.102

10:30 a.m.   PANEL I
AGRO-ECOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES: SUSTAINABILITY AND ACTION

  • Miguel Altieri, Agroecology in Action; Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley
  • Hannah Wittman, Academic Director, Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, and Associate Professor, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

12:00 p.m. LUNCH BREAK

2:00 p.m. PANEL II
NUTRITION AND NEW PUBLIC HEALTH PERSPECTIVES: CIVIL SOCIETY, POLICY, AND THE OBESITY EPIDEMIC

  • Lourdes Rodriguez, Director, Center for Place-Based Initiatives, Dept. of Population Health, Dell Medical School
  • Fiorella Espinosa, Researcher, El Poder del Consumidor, Mexico

3:30 p.m. PANEL III
FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND RIGHTS-BASED FOOD ACTIVISM

  • Elizabeth Fitting, Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
  • Marcos Filardi, Human Rights Lawyer, Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda, Argentina

5:00 p.m. FILM SCREENING

Sunú, “Corn, and everything it gives life to, could be lost forever.”

Followed by discussion with filmmaker Teresa Camou
Prothro Theatre, Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st Street, Austin


Friday, Feb. 24 
Santa Rita Suite, Texas Union 3.502

9:00 a.m. PANEL IV
TRADE, LONG-TERM ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES, AND COMMODIFICATION IN FOOD

  •  Ryan Galt, Associate Professor of Sustainability and Society, Dept. of Human Ecology, Sustainability and Regional Development, UC Davis
  •  John Soluri, Associate Professor, Dept. of History, Carnegie Mellon University

10:15 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

10:30 a.m. PANEL V
 THE ECONOMICS OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS: LIMITS AND OPPORTUNITIES

  •  Marygold Walsh-Dilley, Assistant Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Honors College, University of New Mexico
  •  Gustavo Setrini, Assistant Professor, Food Studies, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, New York University

11:45 a.m. PANEL VI
QUILOMBOLA PANEL: AFRO-BRAZILIAN COMMUNITIES

  • Vanessa de França, Quilombo community of São Pedro
  •  Frederico Viegas de Freitas Silva, Instituto Socioambiental (ISA), Brazil

1:30 p.m. CLOSE

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7:00 p.m. BOOK SIGNING
FORTY YEARS OF FOOD AND ART WITH FONDA SAN MIGUEL
Tom Gilliland, Restaurateur & Miguel Ravago, Chef
Talk and book signing

BookPeople
603 N. Lamar
Austin, TX 78703
Details here

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