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We Are What We Eat: Teaching Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture

Alice Waters

  • Chef, Restaurateur, Activist and Author

Famed chef Alice Waters is the founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California. She has been a champion of local sustainable agriculture for over four decades. In 1995 Waters founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for free school lunches for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school.

Waters has served as vice president of Slow Food International since 2002. Her honors include: election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007; Harvard Medical School’s Global Environmental Citizen Award in 2008; and induction into the French Legion of Honor in 2010. In 2015, President Barack Obama awarded her the National Humanities Medal, demonstrating that eating is a political act and that the table is a powerful means to social justice and positive change.

In this Wrigley talk, Waters will remind us the power that we have in eating slow food amidst the culture of fast food. Kathleen Merrigan, director of the new Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, will moderate a Q & A with the audience following the talk.

A reception and book signing will follow the talk. Books will be available for purchase.

Co-Sponsored by ASU's Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Prepped, and School of Philosophy, Historical, and Religious Studies.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2:30 p.m. Doors Open
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Lecture
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Reception & Book Signing