|Start Date and Time||Event Details||Event Organizer(s)
|All Day ||Black Healing Space (Multi-Day Event)|
Hosted by Lauren Burrows, education and inclusion coordinator and Shilan.
- Open to people who self-identify as Black.
- Healing space includes support space, grounding activities, collective care and action-organizing opportunities.
- Held every Thursday, beginning June 11 through July 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. EST
Register in advance for this space using your @wlu.ca or @mylaurier.ca email address.
|Diversity and Equity
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ||Conexiones: Alimentación, ecosistemas y biodiversidad sostenibles|
In this seminar we will examine why the management of biodiversity and ecosystems are important components in building sustainable food systems. You will hear from researchers working directly with communities practicing food production systems focused on biodiverse ecosystems. Drawing on research founded in communities in Brazil and Mexico in the context of current global movements for biodiversity and sustainability, you will learn about the unique challenges facing food system actors and how communities use agroforestry and other ecological principles of production of food to guide your work.
- Alison Blay-Palmer – UNESCO Chair in Food, Biodiversity and Sustainability Studies and Director of the Laurier Center for Sustainable Food Systems, Canada
- Laura Gomez Tovar – Research Professor of the Dept. of Agroecology, CIIDRI member researcher, Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, Mexico
- Andre Lacerda – Researcher, Embrapa Florestas, Brazil
- Eve Nimmo – Post-doctoral researcher, Ponta Grossa State University, Brazil
- Anita Diederichsen – World Leader in Forest Landscape Restoration / FLR ACAI Coordinator, World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF)
- Eduardo Amazonas de Almeida - Doctor of Biological Sciences, Agroecological Producer