Navina Khanna | Reclaiming Relationships, Rooting in Resilience
Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 7 - 8:30pm
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For too long, ideologies rooted in capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and heteronormativity have driven a disconnect between people and our true nature as part of the ecosystem on planet Earth. For most of us, food remains our most intimate connection with our bodies, our cultures, each other - and the rest of life. In this time of climate chaos and disruption, Navina Khanna considers how we reclaim our own relationships to land, our labor, and our lives and carve a path forward to collective liberation as part of a free, public online Spring 2021 Intra-Disciplinary Seminar lecture.
Navina Khanna has dedicated over 15 years to creating a more just and sustainable world through transforming food systems, and in 2014, her work was recognized with a James Beard Leadership Award. With a background in sustainable agriculture and food justice, she's worked as an educator, community organizer, and policy advocate, organizing across sectors and communities. Based in Oakland, Navina serves on the Board of Richmond's Urban Tilth, advises the Real Food Media Project, and organizes with #Asians4BlackLives. A first-generation South Asian American, Navina's worldview is shaped by growing up - and growing food - in India and the US.
The IDS public lecture series is part of the Robert Lehman Visiting Artist Program at The Cooper Union. We are grateful for major funding from the Robert Lehman Foundation. The IDS public lecture series is also made possible by generous support from the Open Society Foundations.