Wed, March 7, 2018 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM LIU INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ISSUES. Free. Join us at Annette Desmarais’s talk on “The Emancipatory Politics of Food Sovereignty,” as part of our Future of Food global dialogue series.

Multipurpose room, Liu Institute for Global Issues, UBC
Light refreshments provided. No RSVP required.

About Dr. Annette Desmarais:

Annette Aurélie Desmarais is Canada Research Chair in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty. She is the author of La Vía Campesina: Globalization and the Power of Peasants (2007) that has been published in French, Spanish, Korean, Italian and Portuguese. She also co-edited Food Sovereignty: Reconnecting Food, Nature and Community (2010) and Food Sovereignty in Canada: Creating Just and Sustainable Food Systems (2011). Prior to obtaining her doctorate in geography, Annette was a small-scale cattle and grain farmer in Canada for fourteen years. She also worked as technical support to La Via Campesina for a decade and continues to conduct participatory research with member organizations of this transnational agrarian movement.

This event is part of the UBC Future of Food Global Dialogue Series, a campus-wide initiative bringing together food security and sustainability experts from across the university and North America to regularly engage the UBC community and the public around the Global Food System, including topics such as climate change, food security, biodiversity, social justice, culture, and policy. The series uses various formats to foster discussion, such as dialogue circles, seminars, panel discussions, performances, photo exhibitions, and film screenings.

The series is jointly convened by the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, and UBC Reads Sustainability, an initiative of UBC Sustainability.