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Conference Schedule

Thursday, October 17:

3-4:30 pm REGISTRATION EQ Upper Atrium

Friday, October 18:

8:00 am REGISTRATION table in EQ Upper Atrium

8:00 am CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST EQ Private Dining Room

8:45 am WELCOMING REMARKS Keene Theater

9:00- 10:15 am PANEL 1: SOIL Resistance and Recovery: How Academic Institutions Learn from Farmers
Panel Chair:  Jeremy Moghtader, Manager, Campus Farm University of Michigan

10:30-11:45am PANEL 2: Growing Heritage:  Reclaiming Indigenous Seeds
Panel Chair:  Lisa Young, Lecturer IV, Department of Anthropology

  • Shiloh Maples (Program Manager for Food Sovereignty & Wellness Initiatives, American Indian Health & Family Services, Detroit)
  • Susan Sekaqueptewa (Hopi Tribe agent for Federally-Recognized Tribes Extension Program, USDA)
  • Rowen White (Coordinator of Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance’s Indigenous Seed Keepers Network and Director and Founder, Sierra Seeds)

11:45-12:30 pm LUNCH Lunch in East Quad

Buffet Luncheon prepared by University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program with Food Grown by the University of Michigan Campus Farm!

12:30-1:15pm STUDENT POSTERS & RESEARCH SESSION BOOK SALE & SIGNING

1:15 -2:15  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Tracie McMillan, Keene Theater

2:30 - 3:45 pm PANEL 3: Community Values:  Supporting Local Producers
Panel Chair:  Alex Bryan, Manager Sustainable Food Program, University of Michigan; Co-Owner, Food Field, Detroit, Michigan

3:45- 5:00pm PANEL 4: Healthy Food Actionists: Lightning fast discussions about what’s working and why
Panel Chair:  Lilly Fink Shapiro, MPH; Program Manager, University of Michigan Sustainable Food Systems Initiative, University of Michigan

5:00 -5:30pm CLOSING REMARKS

5:00 - 5:30 pm STUDENT POSTER & RESEARCH SESSIONS
BOOK SALE & SIGNING