Spotlight on Humanities in Sustainability Studies | Eating Their Way to Freedom with Margot Anne Kelley
March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFREE
Food is fraught. Even people who agree on many other things argue about what diet is the best, healthiest, most ethical. When speaking with elders, it is often said that it wasn’t like that when they were young, that everyone ate the same things, and only people with certain ailments had “dietary restrictions.” But that wasn’t actually the case. At least since the 1840s here in the US, many people have seen eating in philosophical and political terms. Margot will speak about how food and freedom have been connected for some of these folks, and about how that can matter as we continue to think about sustainability today.
Margot Anne Kelley is a former college professor, a photographer, an avid gardener, and a writer whose work focuses on people’s relationships to the natural world. She lives in a small fishing village in Maine, and is the co-founder of a community center that runs a food pantry and community garden, among other programs. Foodtopia: Communities in Pursuit of Peace, Love, & a Wholesome Meal is her most recent book, but she is thrilled to share that her newest book, A Gardener at the End of the World, will be out next week.
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