Chatham Food Studies was excited to host an official viewing party for TEDxManhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat.” On Saturday, food studies students, faculty, community partners, and neighbors met in Buhl Hall on Chatham’s Shadyside campus to watch three sessions of speakers and performers addressing the state of our food system. We will also be eating—of course!
“Changing the Way We Eat” speaks to the interests of our Food Studies program as presenters share their ideas and insights regarding our food and methods for addressing sustainability. Authors, farmers, chefs, academics, activists, and journalists are slated to speak briefly about issues surrounding our food system. The breadth of perspectives achieved by these TEDx presenters mimics the interdisciplinary nature of our program. We are planning activities that will give guests the chance to meet, mingle, and discuss the issues addressed in the webcasts.
This isn’t the first TEDx viewing event hosted by Chatham Food Studies, but we are always seeking new ways to engage with other members of the academic community, our partner organizations, and neighbors and will make this our first viewing event and community potluck. Our goal is to get together each month to share a meal. This month, our group potluck will take place during the break between sessions during our TEDxManhattan viewing party. We can’t wait to share food and ideas and hope you will join us!
For more information about TEDxManhattan, visit the official event website (www.TEDxManhattan.org)