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September 5, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us for an event intended to spark bold and visionary conversations around food systems, community food resilience, and the role of the land grant university.

Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and OSU Extension Service are bringing two distinctive voices to an event for those interested in the role food systems and community food resilience play in thriving communities. Keynote presentations will be followed by examples and discussion of systems-level work on these complex and critical issues. The event will be moderated by Dr. Lauren Gwin, OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems.

David G. Lewis, a descendant of the Santiam Kalapuya, Takelma, and Chinook peoples of western Oregon, and an enrolled member of the Grand Ronde tribe, will share his deep awareness of the regional food systems tribes have relied on for millennia and why it is relevant—and essential—to understand them in today’s world.

Shorlette Ammons, Center for Environmental Farming Systems at North Carolina State University, is at the center of national conversations addressing food insecurity and other food systems disparities through the lens of structural racism.

• September 5, 2018
• 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. (event and reception)
• Portland Art Museum and Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon
• No charge for the event; space is limited
• For more information on the event and speakers, visit the event website
• Event will be livestreamed to Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Stations around Oregon for wider community participation

Seating is limited at the Portland venue. If you plan to attend the event in Portland, please register early. If you plan to join one of the statewide livestreamed events, the locations are posted on the website as they are confirmed.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Bielenberg (541-737-1581)


September 5, 2018
3:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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