Spring 2014 Seminar Series
All BTC seminars are free and open to the public. They are also available as 1-credit courses. This semester's seminar is:
Achieving a Healthy, Just and Sustainable Food System in the 21st Century
This new seminar series will provide students with a broad understanding of food systems by exploring the environmental, health and distributional implications of what they choose to consume as well as the variance in access to food worldwide. Students will learn about the differing conditions and definitions of food insecurity on a global level and mechanisms currently used to minimize these conditions. Students will also examine the implications that their food choices have on the environment and human health by looking at how differing food sources are grown and produced from the global to the local levels. Ultimately, students will identify promising solutions and effective practices for achieving a healthy, just and sustainable food system in the 21st century.
Instructor: Sarah Baizer, BTC Graduate Assistant
Time: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm, 1102 SCC Seminar Room; begins January 29th
People Power: Activism for Social Change
What is â€śpeople powerâ€ť and how can citizen activism advance positive social change on key civic issues? On what issues historically has â€śpeople powerâ€ť made a significant impact? What are the lessons for contemporary civic activism today? This series will explore the factors that lead to successful â€śpeople powerâ€ť movements and citizen initiatives for social change. The series will draw directly on the perspectives of leading civil society activists through documentary films and formal presentations of successful â€śpeople powerâ€ť initiatives for social change at the local, national, and global levels.
Instructor: Dr. James Riker, Director, Beyond the Classroom
Time:Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm, 1102 SCC Seminar Room; begins January 27th with â€śA Force More Powerful!â€ť