Religion and Food Politics
What: A Conversation with Nigel Savage, Executive Director, Hazon and Prof Karen Litfin, Political Science, University of Washington
When: February 23, 2012 from 7:30pm-9:00pm.
Where: 415 Westlake (415 Westlake Ave North) South Lake Union
Who: All are welcome–this event is sponsered by UW Jewish Studies and is open to the community
Cost: Free. Advance registrations are appreciated.
What is your relationship to food politics? What is your relationship to religion? Do your answers to these questions have anything to do with one another?
Until recently, religion and food politics had little to say to one another. But today, religious communities have emerged as key catalysts for transforming our relationship with food and advocating for a healthy and just food system.
UW Jewish Studies brings this conversation to life in a “living room” style conversation featuring Nigel Savage, a leading Jewish environmentalist and founder of Hazon, and UW Prof. Karen Litfin, an expert in environmental politics. Nigel and Karen will discuss why faith traditions contribute much-needed perspectives on food production, sustainability and access.Learn more about our speakers