Sustainability Workshop on “Teaching about Food, Justice, and Sustainability” Print

Friday, October 29, 1:30 PM–5:00 PM

A. Whitney Sanford, University of Florida, David Aftandilian, Texas Christian University, and Barbara A. B. Patterson, Emory University, Presiding

This interdisciplinary and participatory workshop will explore pedagogical issues and strategies around food, justice, and sustainability. Food is an increasingly popular way to engage critical thinking and personal choice, as well as to explore economic, environmental, health, and social justice issues in our global food system. Local and sustainable food alternatives, both urban and rural, provide connections to campus action, ethical reflection, and spiritual life. This workshop on food, justice, and sustainability will present an overview of issues and challenges that can be incorporated into existing and new religion courses, examples of useful topics for in-depth treatment, and teaching strategies for graduate and undergraduate levels. Attendees will have opportunities to discuss particular issues of interest with a panel of experienced teachers and will receive a bibliography.

This is part of a day of events cosponsored by the Religion and Ecology Group, the Forum on Religion and Ecology, and the Sustainability Task Force.

Presenters include:

Peggy Bartlett, Emory University
Overview of Key Issues in Sustainable Food for Religion and Theology Courses

Sandra Robertson, Victory Church
Connecting to Place: Addressing Food Deserts in Atlanta

Carol Newsom, Emory University
The Bible and the Earth

Laurel D. Kearns, Drew University
Religious Communities and Food: The Green Seminary Initiative

Registration is limited to the first 75 participants. The cost for the workshop is $50 ($70 onsite). To sign up for the workshop, log back into the online Annual Meeting registration system and add the workshop; fax in the form on page 13 of the Annual Meeting Program Planner, or call Experient at 1-866-229-2386.