In their newest book, “Feeding Each Other: Shaping Change in Food Systems through Relationship” (Changemakers Books, 2023), food systems educator Nicole Civita and story justice activist Michelle Auerbach argue that trying to “feed the world” is accelerating the collapse of environmental, economic, and social structures. By blending research, insights from diverse thinkers, and lived experience, the authors demonstrate that food reveals interconnections that can help us challenge the dominant food system paradigm and its dysfunctional model of “nutrition over nourishment, of production over process, of profit over people and planet, and of systems of oppression over liberation.” On December 12th, join us for an online book talk forum event with the authors and learn more about their work and vision for transformative food systems change and the actions we can take to support this transformation now.
- Nicole Civita, Network Weaver & Creative Collaboration Director, EcoGather (Sterling College, Vermont), Plenty Enough (Relational Food Systems Consulting), Handel Food Law LLC
- Michelle Auerbach, Consultant & EcoGather Scholar, Modaka Communications
Guest Student Panelists:
Naana Dei, MPH Student at CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, Community and Government Engagement Intern at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
Shivangini Pandey, Executive Vice Chair GSC, The City College of the City University of New York (CCNY) and CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Intern
- Rachel Dannefer, Ph.D. Student, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH), Ph.D. Student Fellow at the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
- Luis Saavedra, MPH Student, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY SPH), Research Associate, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute