Food Day Keynote Speaker: “The Good Food Revolution: Freedom, Justice and Equity”
Malik Yakini – Monday, October 16, 2017, 7:00 PM, Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Malik Kenyatta Yakini is co-founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN). DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End. Yakini views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa.
Sponsored by Dartmouth Dining Services, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Porter Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum.
Free and Open to the Public.
The George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture: “Climate Change Progress Post-Paris: Is the U.S. Still In?”
Kenneth Kimmell – President of the Union of Concerned Scientists
Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:00 PM, Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall
Ken Kimmell is president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science-based nonprofit that combines the knowledge and influence of the scientific community with the passion of concerned citizens to build a healthy planet and a safer world. Mr. Kimmell has more than 30 years of experience in government, environmental policy, and advocacy. He is a national advocate for clean energy and transportation policies and a driving force behind UCS’s “Power Ahead” campaign to build a large and diverse group of clean energy leadership states.