Charla de Merienda: Food Security in the Americas: A Farm-to-World-Conversation

5:30-7:00pm Thursday, November 14, 2019 The Commons
Hosted by the KU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, The Commons, and Lawrence Talks!

Charla de Merienda returns to The Commons with “Food Security in the Americas: A ‘Farm-to-World’ Conversation.” This Charla will bring together people across different disciplines to discuss food security and sustainable farming practices in Latin American and Latinx communities. This event will feature Carlos Centeno, a KU CGIS and CLACS alum, who is visiting KU to speak about Panamenian refugees and the Venezuelan food crisis. The conversation will consider many angles on the issue such as the impact of farming practices, community outreach, and public policy. The discussion will seek answers to the following questions: what constitutes food security and how do we attain it in Latin American communities? How does food security interact with other forms of security, such as economic security and personal safety in the making of just society?

Charla de Merienda is designed as a model of critical debate through dialogue between members of the academy and the public regarding recent research and current affairs in the Caribbean and Latin America. Moderated by Lawrence Talks! Editor-in-chief, David Tamez, each Charla brings people together in conversation to examine topics of Latin American and Caribbean national and local interest. Each discussion begins by examining facts on a given topic to establish common ground, followed by prepared remarks by guest speakers demonstrating different perspectives on the issue, and finally a moderated community discussion where the audience is encouraged to participate.


Of interest to:
All Ages, Faculty, General Public, Graduate students, Researchers, Staff
Dialogue, Discussion