I’m keynoting the workship on Food, Ethics, Politics at 4:00 with a reception to follow. My talk, “”Food, Ethics, Politics: The View from 2022,” will be in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, Maeder Hall, Room 002. This event is part of the University Center for Human Values (UCHV) Conferences, Workshops & Special Events. To register to attend, click here.
Tony Kushner: Respond to the planet’s cries for help
The playwright Tony Kushner gave his much fought over graduation speech at John Jay College yesterday. I could not find the complete text online, but here’s what the New York Times says he said (with some editing):
Engage with society’s thorniest issues…find the human in yourself by finding the citizen in yourself, the activist, the hero in yourself.You face a beset and besieged world…Rspond to the planet’s cries for help.
There’s injustice everywhere. There’s artificial scarcity everywhere. There’s desperate human need, poverty and untreated illness and exploitation everywhere.
Everywhere in the world is in need of repair. So fix it.
Solve these things.
And what does this have to do with food politics? Everything. It’s what the food movement is about.