Chicagoland Registered Dietitians You Are Invited to the 4th International Critical Dietetics Conference! This conference is taking place this week starting August 14th and going through the 17th. Critical dietetics was a movement that originally started in 2009 to “create a space for critical inquiry and dialogue to build on and broaden the body of knowledge in dietetics through collective and inclusive efforts.”
The theme of this year’s conference is, “Promoting Diversity, Redressing Inequity, & Seeking Social Justice in Dietetics.” A talented group of speakers including: Linda Bacon, Evelyn Crayton, and Joycelyn Peterson will be discussing novel approaches to manage and overcome the complex social, political, and cultural issues encountered in the fields of dietetics and nutrition education. For more information about the conference and registration go to: http://lnkd.in/b5u2t_J.
There is also a meeting open to the public on Saturday, August 16th from 2-5 PM called, “The People’s Assembly: Food is a Right.” The meeting will be held in the Lund Auditorium at Dominican University. The hopes of the open forum is to bring together professionals in the fields of dietetics and nutrition education with the Chicagoland community to discuss hunger, food disparity, the rights of food workers, and the responsibilities of the food/agricultural industry. For more information about the People’s Assembly: Food is a Right go to the http://criticaldieteticsblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/22/food-is-a-right-a-public-forum/.