"Growing the Good Food Revolution" presented by UM Alumnus Will Allen
Thursday, March 28, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
The University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement presents an evening lecture featuring UM alumnus and Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Will Allen.
Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production, and delivery of healthy foods to under-served, urban populations. After a brief career in professional basketball and a number of years in corporate marketing at Procter & Gamble, Will returned to his roots as a farmer, using his retirement package to purchase a plot of inner-city land with greenhouses, where he established and functions as the CEO of the country's preeminent urban farm and nonprofit organization Growing Power. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Allen promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable, and nutritious foods at all times. In 2008, Will was named a John D. and Katherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellow, a "genius grant," only the second farmer ever to be so honored. In May 2012, he published the book, The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities (Gotham Books).
Please join us at 6:00 pm in the Bank United Center Fieldhouse,
1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables, Florida 33146.
This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by University of Miami's
Office of the President, Office of Civic & Community Engagement,
Due to limited space, please RSVP by March 25, 2013.
For further questions, please call:305-284-6636 or
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University of Miami Office of Civic and Community Engagement
The Office of Civic and Community Engagement (CCE) fosters university-community collaborations by engaging the university’s academic resources in the enrichment of civic and community life in our local, national, and global communities. Our goals include developing new courses in which community-based partnerships are central to course learning outcomes; enhancing existing courses by integrating community engagement into the course curriculum; and creating new initiatives that bring multiple schools and disciplines together to work on shared community-based projects that promote positive social change. These courses and projects allow students to put theory into practice and understand the complexities of practical problem solving in real-world situations, thereby preparing them to be effective civic leaders.