Home > Tucson local places > Tucson events

Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:17 AM

Location: Downtown/West Tucson, Tucson, AZ, US
Event start date and time: March 27, 2013 5:00 PM
Event end date and time: May 01, 2013 5:00 PM

Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability
Discussion Course

Wednesdays, March 27 to May 1 – 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Downtown/West Tucson

Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers Hungry for Change, a 6-session Northwest Earth Institute discussion course that analyzes the connection between food, ethics, and sustainability. The goals of the course are to explore the interconnected nature of food systems & our relationship to them; examine the impact our food choices have on our health, the health of others, & the planet; and consider the ethical & political implications of our current food system & our personal food choices.

Topics Covered:

  • The First Bite: The global food web has become increasingly complicated with the industrialization and globalization of our world. Session one explores the interconnectedness of food and our relationship to it, and previews the topics that will be explored in the rest of the course.
  • Politics of the Plate: Session two focuses on the global geopolitics of food systems, including hunger, subsidies and externalized costs. What are the connections and what can we do to bring about more equity?
  • A Healthy Appetite: This health-focused session examines how our current food system affects the health of our selves and our loved ones. Topics covered include GMOs, lifestyle diseases, soy, organics and pesticides.
  • Just Food: Our eating choices often have hidden ethical implications. Session three explores the ethical and justice considerations of what we eat and how it's produced, including factory farming and humane meat, fair trade vs. free trade, human rights violations, and food distribution.
  • Eating for Earth: Session five discusses how climate change affects food supply and how our current food production system contributes to climate change and environmental degradation.
  • Hungry for Change: This solutions-focused session looks at what others are doing and what we can do to affect change. It includes stories on Wes Jackson and the Land Institute's perennial grains, Will Allen and Growing Power and a fish farm in Spain.

How it Works: Prior to each meeting, participants read short selections from the course book relating to one of the topics listed above (book is provided as part of class fee). Each gathering consists of open conversation regarding the readings. Dialogue from a wide range of perspectives and learning through self-discovery are encouraged. While each session is facilitated by one of the course participants, there is no formal teacher.

The Details:

  • Dates/Time: Weekly meetings occur each Wednesday, March 27 to May 1 from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Participants must attend all sessions.
  • Location: downtown/west Tucson, near Congress and Grande.
  • Cost (for course book): $30 BASA members, $35 non-members (or $50 for course and a one-year BASA membership).

Advance registration is required. Contact Meghan at 520-331-9821 for further information or to register.


• Location: Tucson

• Post ID: 21685129 tucson is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2018