The Real Dirt of Activism: Combining Social Justice with Farm Life

Ejay and Kim Eisen will speak about working for change through sustainable food choices.

Date

02-20-13

Time

5:00 pm

Location

Art Exhibit Room, Wells College

General Info

Ejay and Kim Eisen spent years as professional advocates and organizers for social justice – working for the rights of the LGBTQAA community, folks living with long term mental illness, and those living in long-term care facilities. After bearing witness to the social inequalities ingrained in our culture (and working for change), they began a small sustainable farm.

"The relationship between food policy and advocacy has a direct relationship to the ways in which American culture reproduces injustice and institutionalized otherness," the Eisens say of their efforts. "[We] speak about ways in which we can use food choices to resist hierarchy and act for change and the ways in which living in rural communities impacts queerness."

This event is co-sponsored by Office of Alumnae and Alumni Relations, Student Activities and Leadership, Sociology & Anthropology, Psychology, the Women’s Resource Center, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

 

 
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