SOCIAL JUSTICE WORKS: So You Want to Start Something New: Creating The Social Justice “Start-Up” – Nov 13, 3pm, Waldo 252.
With Sarah Cunningham (Anthropology, OSU Food Pantry) and Brandon Trelstad (OSU Sustainability). From an original vision to creating a sustainable program, Sarah and Brandon will share how they created OSU's Food Pantry and Sustainability programs. Students are encouraged to bring their own social justice “start-up” ideas to share and discuss. Free and open to all. For more information: http://bit.ly/SJW_STARTUP or contact Liddy.Detar@oregonstate.edu.
Sarah Cunningham is an applied cultural anthropologist with a focus on food systems and poverty. She works as an instructor in Anthropology and coordinates the Food in Culture and Social Justice Program. As a doctoral student, she was a founding mother of OSU’s campus food pantry and continue to serve on the Human Services Resource Center Advisory Board. She is also a co-founder of a local 501(c)3 nonprofit, Fresh & Local, First!, which raises funds for SNAP match at farmers’ markets in Linn and Benton Counties. This year she is also serving as co-chair of OSU’s Food Insecurity Task Force.
After earning a degree in environmental science and working in OSU’s Government Relations office, Brandon helped create the Sustainability Officer position in 2005. His primary duties include setting OSU's strategic sustainability direction; tracking and reporting institutional progress toward sustainability; fostering student, academic and community engagement; and scoping, funding and implementing infrastructure projects. Brandon chairs OSU's Transportation Committee and Sustainability Advisory Council, and volunteers extensively with several government and community organizations. In 2010, Brandon was recognized by 1000 Friends of Oregon as one of the state's 35 Innovators Under 35.
Wednesday, November 13 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Waldo Hall, 252
2250 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331