Urban + Environmental Policy + Planning
April brings Intercultural, Food Systems events
3/28/2012 8:55:00 PM
Three Boston-area events are upcoming in April that members of the UEP community are participating in.

First, the Tufts Intercultural Practice Group is putting on "Skill Building for the Intercultural Planner: A Cultural Competency Workshop for Planning and Policy Students" on Friday, April 6th. The event will run from 9:00am until 3:00pm in room 114 of the Sackler Building, on Tufts' Boston campus at 145 Harrison Avenue.

The day's events include:
  • Cultural Competency in Urban Planning Curriculum (Tufts’s Dr. Julian Agyeman)
  • Spatial Justice workshop (Design Studio 4 Social Intervention)
  • Bystander Awareness workshop (UMass’s Dr. Maureen Scully)
  • Positions of Knowing, Trajectories of Experience, and the Challenge of Global Urban Practice (Tufts’s Dr. Ryan Centner)
A $5 registration is required, which includes lunch (vegetarian friendly). Please register by April 1st. For more information, e-mail TuftsICP@gmail.com

The second event, "FOOD MOVEMENTS UNITE! with Eric Holt Gimenez" will be held on Friday, April 13th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Harvard University's Austin Hall. In a vibrant discussion of food justice, sovereignty, movements, and politics, Eric Holt Gimenez, Executive Director of Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy, will introduce his new book "Food Movements Unite!” Following the talk, Brandy Brooks from The Food Project will moderate a panel discussion with Eric, Will Masters (Tufts University), Saulo Araujo (Grassroots International) and Kalila Barnett (ACE). The discussion will span the uprising of food movements and politics, from the global to local perspectives. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Email caitihach@gmail.com for more information.

Finally, Thursday April 19th will bring a third event, this one also related to food systems. The Food Systems Planning Coalition will be holding an Alumni Mixer from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The location has not yet been determined, but email ronak.dave@tufts.edu for more information.