Friday, October 2, 2009

Reminder: Subsistence Conference Events

Friday, Oct 2

Dr. Petrick will be giving a talk titled "Sweet, Sour, Salty, Bitter: A Call for the Centrality of Taste in History." 2:30 pm in A122

The panel discussion "Contemplating Local Food: An Evening the Kennedy Gallery" will feature four local food producers talking about bringing local food to the near north, with food by Piebird B&B. 6:30 pm at the Kennedy Gallery (150 Main St E). For more information see

Saturday & Sunday, Oct 3-4

The actual workshop goes over the weekend, featuring scholars from the US and Canada discussing the pains and possibilities of eating and working outside and beside capitalist market economies. In the Chapel at Monastery Hall, starting at 9:00 am on Saturday. For more information see

Monday, Oct 5

Jennifer Johnson of the University of Michigan will speak on "Commodity Frontiers in Lake Victoria's Global Nile Perch Trade." 5-6:30 pm in Rm A226

Also, Monday Night is the first documentary in the Cinema Politica Series. The documentary is called, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MONSANTO and is all about the industrial food system and its consequences. 7 pm in R308.

For more information see the links above or contact James Murton (, Dean Bavington ( or Bruce Erickson ( See you there!