Fall 2018 Lyceum Lecture Series

Food for All: Sustainable Practices, Community Access and Nutrition

The way we choose to eat impacts the environment, our health and our community. This series will explore sustainable agriculture practices, access to food and healthful eating. Speakers will cover a broad range of topics including the influence of politics on food, intersections of social justice and food access, local food system initiatives and more.

Sept. 5 RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 15 at 1 p.m.

Nutrition That Really Works: A Quantum Approach from a Doctor of Natural Medicine

Dr. LeAnn Fritz, ND, New Hope Health

Sept. 12

What is Sustainable Brewing?

Dr. Steven Bertman, Professor, Environment and Sustainability, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, WMU

Sept. 19

How Did Meat Become a Global Food?

Dr. Wilson Warren, Chair and Professor, History, WMU

Sept. 25

6:30 p.m. evening keynote presentation, Chenery Auditorium, followed by book signing and reception

Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

Dr. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor, Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health; Professor, Sociology, New York University.

Oct. 3

Labor and Workforce Development in Our Local Food System

Dale Anderson, Chocolatier and Founder, Confections with Convictions

Esbeydy Villegas, outreach Advocate, Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan

Oct. 10

China: Current and Future Food Trends

Dr. Ann Veeck, Professor, Marketing, WMU

Dr. Gregory Veeck, Professor, Geography, WMU

Oct. 17

No event - fall break

Oct. 24

Food Access: Serving Communities in Need

Chef Patrick Mixis, Feed the World Café

Jennifer Johnson, Executive Director, Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes

Julia Primavera Kuntz, Engagement Manager, Invisible Need Committee Member, WMU Invisible Need Project

Oct. 31

Food Entrepreneurship in Our Community

Lucy Dilley, Executive Director, Can-Do Kitchen

Hether Frayer, Owner, Fresh Food is Fun and Kaleamazoo Chips

Nov. 7

Growing a Stronger Kalamazoo with Community Gardening

Linda Whitlock, Program Coordinator, Consumer Horticulture & Master Gardener Program, MSU Extension, Kalamazoo County

Nov. 14

Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Markets: Connections, Initiatives & Impacts

Chris Dilley, General Manager, PFC

Gaby Gerken, PFC Markets Manager, PFC

Kelly Vallelunga, Owner, Long Valley Farm

Nov. 21

No event - Thanksgiving break

Nov. 28

WMU Permaculture Programming, Practices and Research

WMU Office for Sustainability

Dec. 5

Nutrition Paradigms of Three World Cultures

Panelists to be announced.