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KSU Earth Day set for Saturday

The 2021 Kent State East Liverpool Earth Day Environmental Justice Virtual Conference will be held this Saturday with the theme “Rethinking Food: Equity, Plant-Based Consumption and Alternatives.”

The conference will be held via a remote format, using Zoom, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to the public and registration is required.

The keynote speaker is Professor Denise Harrison an expert in several areas including intersectionality; crossroads of race; class and gender; first wave feminist and suffragist; black women writers; food sourcing; food and sustainability; food activism; history of cooking; Africans and African- Americans; Native American traditions; Native American culture; and environmental issues.

Also speaking is Dr. Jessica Krieger, a graduate of Kent State University who is working on cultivating meat in a lab without harming animals. Her work focuses on cutting-edge research to develop ways to grow cells that make up the meat that is consumed as food, which can help address environmental issues associated with raising animals for food.

To register for the conference, go to https://tinyurl.com/2021-Earth-Day-Conference. Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link that will be activated beginning at 8:30 a.m. the day of the conference.

The conference includes a paper competition and student presentations. Winners of the paper competition will be announced at the end of the conference. Any questions regarding the conference may be sent to Rose at Lrose17@kent.edu.

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