April 17, 2014

“Food Democracy” Wed. Oct. 10 at 8 pm at Williams College

“Food Rebels, Guerilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Finding Our Way to Food Democracy.”

with Mark Winne

Food activist Mark Winne will speak at Williams College at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct 10, on  The talk will take place in Paresky Auditorium and is free and open to the public. There will be a book signing and refreshments after the talk.

For more than four decades, Winne has been involved in food and hunger issues as a community activist, writer, and trainer. As executive director of the Hartford Food System from 1979 to 2003, he organized community self-help food projects that assisted lower-income and elderly citizens in the Hartford, Conn., area. Winne has been involved in a number of policy groups, including the City of Hartford Food Policy Commission, the Connecticut Food Policy Council, End Hunger Connecticut!, and the Community Food Security Coalition. He received the U.S. Department of Agriculture Plow Honor Award (2001) and a Food and Society Policy Fellowship from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (2002).

Winne received a B.A. from Bates College in 1972 and an M.S. from Southern New Hampshire University in 1984.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Environmental Studies and Williams College Dining Services.