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CAUSES Research Seminar Series

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Join our CAUSES Research Seminar with Mark Winne. Bring your lunch and join this interactive session.

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Join the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), as we host our monthly research seminars. The seminars offer opportunities for participants to learn about ongoing research occurring at CAUSES and UDC, and with research partners. CAUSES invites you to discuss emerging topics, provide feedback on current research, and formulate questions!

Mark Winne, Writer and Speaker, will lead the seminar on December 13, 2019.

This seminar will explore the topic of Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the way we eat. Look at any list of America’s top foodie cities and you probably won’t find Boise, Idaho or Sitka, Alaska. Yet, they are the new face of the food movement. Healthy and sustainable fare is changing communities across this country, revitalizing towns that have been ravaged by disappearing industries and decades of inequity. What sparked this revolution? To find out, Mark Winne traveled to seven cities not usually considered revolutionary. He broke bread with brewmasters and city council members, farmers and philanthropists, toured start-up incubators and homeless shelters. The cities of Food Town, USA, remind us that innovation is ripening all across the country, especially in the most unlikely places.

Copies of "Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat" will be available for purchase at the UDC Bookstore from Monday, December 9 to Thursday, December 19.

All research seminars are FREE and open to the public. Bring your lunch, and join these interactive sessions! Future topics include new approaches to sustainable development, business models for urban agriculture, food, and mental health, and other relevant, cutting edge topics.

BIOGRAPHY

From 1979 to 2003, Mark Winne was the Executive Director of the Hartford Food System, a Connecticut non-profit food organization. He is the co-founder of numerous organizations, including the Community Food Security Coalition, the State of Connecticut Food Policy Council, and the City of Santa Fe Food Policy Council. He was a Kellogg Foundation Food and Society Fellow and a member of the U.S. Delegation to the 2000 Rome Conference on Food Security. As a writer on food issues, Mark’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Nation, Sierra, Orion, and Yes!, to name a few. He is the author of three books: "Closing the Food Gap", "Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas" and "Stand Together or Starve Alone". Through his firm, Mark Winne Associates, Mark speaks, trains, and writes on topics related to community food systems, food policy, and food security. He also serves as Senior Advisor to the Center for a Livable Future at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Join via Zoom: zoom.us/j/172348529

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University of the District of Columbia

Building 32, 2nd Floor, Suite 200

4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20008

The University of the District of Columbia is located at the Van Ness/UDC Metro stop on the Red Line. There is a parking garage on campus for those who prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hours; $12 for 4-6 hours; $20 for 7 hours or longer). Limited street parking is available.

CONTACT

Pho Palmer Murphy

phomika.palmer@udc.edu

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