Luskin Fall Food Series: "Off the Table"

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Join the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Food Studies Certificate Program as they take topics like urban agriculture, food security, and food policy Off the Table and harvest ideas around their effects on food systems and the food movement in the Los Angeles.

Part of the Luskin Lecture Series, which enhances public discourse on topics relevant to the betterment of society.

Series Info:

Harvesting Change: Fostering Partnerships for Food Security
Thursday, October 26th

It’s national food week! Join for a festival and panel discussion on food security featuring speakers from Food Forward, Hunger Action LA, and more.  There will be food, fun, and booths to get you connected to the movement.
3rd Floor Commons, Public Affairs Building, UCLA
RSVP by 10/23/17

Produce Growth: Veterans and Urban Farming
Tuesday, November 7th

Panel discussion on the policy, health, and community benefits of urban farming for the veteran population. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the 15 acre VA Farm, right here in Westwood.
La Kretz Garden Pavilion, UCLA

Film Screening of "Dolores"
Monday, November 13th

A documentary about, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice for farm workers alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.
James Bridges Theater, UCLA
RSVP by 11/7/17

What’s on the Plate? The Sustainability of Social Enterprises
Thursday, November 30th

A moderated discussion on the sustainability of social enterprises within the food industry. Evan Kleiman, Chef and host of Good Food, will be joined by panelists who strive to improve our community through for-profit businesses. Attendees will learn about food cost and distribution through an interactive cooking class led by Kleiman.
LA Kitchen, Lincoln Heights
RSVP by 11/20/2017

About the sponsor:
At the convergence of the fields of social work, urban planning, and policymaking, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs identifies and develops emerging areas of research and teaching, cultivating leaders and change agents who advance solutions to society’s most pressing problems.

Founded in 1994, UCLA Luskin incorporates the best practices in scholarship, research, and teaching in the fields of social work, urban and regional planning, and policymaking. The unique intersection of these disciplines within one school allows for academic cross-collaboration and a graduate education that values diverse perspectives at the macro- and micro- organizational levels. Graduates of the master’s and doctoral programs are well prepared to take leadership roles and effect change as practitioners, researchers, and policymakers in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors.