Topic outline

  • Food, Waste, and Justice

    • Syllabus

      • Assignments

        • 9/5 Intro to Environmental Justice Framework

          • 9/9 - Food Justice

            CFJ - Introduction: the Food Movement as Polyculture

            • 9/12 – The Production of Unequal Access to Food

              Chapters 2-4 of CFJ

              • 9/16 - Film: A Place at the Table

                Go online and find at least 3 organizations working on 'food justice.' How do they define food justice? Bring their definitions and descriptions to class.

                • 9/19 – Consumption Denied - Food Insecurity and Food Deserts

                  Chapter 5-6 of CFJ

                  • 9/23 – Will Work for Food Justice

                    Chapter 7, 9, and 11 of CFJ

                    • 9/26 - Food Justice Movements

                      Chapters 8, 10, 12, 15 of CFJ

                    • 9/30 – Political Participation

                      • 10/3 - Capitalism, Nature, Society

                        • 10/7 – Library Day

                          Come with topics for your research paper and ideas for your activism assignment.

                          • 10/14 - Toxic Distribution and Exports of Environmental Hazards

                            • 10/17 - Toxic Distribution and Exports of Environmental Hazards

                              • 10/21 – Walter Hendricks Days – No Class!

                                • 10/24 - Diamond, LA

                                  Read beginning through chapter 8 of Diamond

                                  • 10/28 – Film: Fenceline: A Company Town Divided

                                    Read Chapters 9 - end of Diamond

                                    • 10/31 – Local Waste Stream Activism

                                      Guest Speaker

                                      Assignment: Listen to This American Life episode: Garbage – Prologue and Act 1 - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/249/garbage

                                    • 11/4 - Regulations, Love Canal, and Kettelman City

                                      • 11/7 – In-Class Work Day for Research Papers

                                        Come to class ready to work on your research paper.

                                        • 11/11 - Garbage Wars

                                          • 11/14 – Consumption and Greenwashing and Peer Review

                                            COME WITH A DRAFT OF YOUR PAPER

                                            • 11/18 – The Big Necessity

                                              Read the first half of The Big Necessity

                                              • 11/21 – Field Trip – Rich Earth Institute in Brattleboro, VT

                                                Read the second half of The Big Necessity.

                                                • 11/25 – Peer Review Day II

                                                  Come to class with the almost-done version of your research paper and activism assignment for some final revisions.

                                                  • 11/28 – Thanksgiving Break – No Class!

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                                                      12/2 – Presentation Day

                                                      • 12/5 – Presentation Day

                                                        • 12/9 – Last Day of Class - Wrap Up