FROM FIELD TO ART: Discussing the Link Between Food, Art and Social Justice
*A multi-disciplinary panel discussion on food issues*
Please join the Hart House Art, Farm and Social Justice Committees for a
multi-disciplinary discussion on the links between food, art and social
Artist Ron Benner, Geography Professor Sarah Wakefield, Slow Food
co-chair Arlene Stein and student food activist and The Hot Yam! member
Dulcie Vousden will discuss the various perspectives on today’s important
food issues and the valuable contribution of art to social justice.
*Date*: Tuesday, March 9, 2010
*Time:* 3:00 – 5:00 pm
*Location*: Debates Room, Hart House, University of Toronto
RON BENNER – A Canadian artist, whose work encompasses a wide-range of food
and social justice issues. Benner will be exhibiting his work and discussing
the role that art plays in social justice.
ARLENE STEIN – Co-chair of Slow Food Toronto and Director of Catering and Events at Hart House. Stein is an active member of the local food community,
who is dedicated to food security and sustainability issues.
SARAH WAKEFIELD – Associate Professor, Department of Geography at the
University of Toronto. Wakefield’s research interests include urban food
security and the effect of municipal environmental regulation on
environmental and social justice.
DULCIE VOUSDEN – Hot Yam! member and student food activist. The Hot Yam! is
an all-volunteer vegan collective. Each week, the collective cook up a
delicious, mostly local, mostly organic and entirely vegan lunch for the
University of Toronto community.
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