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July 24, 2012

Black Environmental Thought II

The second national Black Environmental thought and practice conference invites scholars, activists, farmers, artists, gardeners, environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts across the African diaspora to engage in translocal and transnational dialogues about environmental justice. The conference aims to provide a space where participants can bridge theory and practice while creating ethically responsible collaborative partnerships.

The conference will take place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on the University of Minnesota campus on September 21-23, 2012. Registration is required and can be found here, along with additional information and details about the conference.

July 18, 2012

Save the Date: Minnesota Leaders in Food Health


Save the date for Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives (HFHL) Institute's 4th annual research symposium, titled Minnesota Leaders in Food and Health. This year's two-day symposium and food summit, annually co-hosted by HFHL and the University's Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, will present and showcase award-winning research led by renowned University food and health experts.

This symposium will take place October 1st and 2nd at TCF Bank Stadium (Minneapolis) and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum (Chaska) respectively. If you are a health professional, a researcher, a representative of the food or health care insurance industry, a school administrator, a parent or simply a citizen interested in and concerned about your food system and your community's health, you are invited to attend this program. Please join us and learn about the impact and contributions that 'homegrown' research is having on educating and improving the lives of not only Minnesotans but people all over the world.

This event may offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for interested professionals.

Please look for more details and registration information in the coming weeks or visit: http://www.hfhl.umn.edu/.