It may be a short week but UofL Sustainability has a ton of great events happening…

Free Screening: Angela Davis: Freedom is a Constant Struggle
Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 5pm, SAC Floyd Theater
The UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research will have a viewing party of the professionally filmed 10th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture, featuring Angela Davis. Angela Davis, one of the nation’s leading scholar-activists for racial, gender, and economic justice, spoke at UofL on “Freedom is a Constant Struggle,” to a full house in November, with hundreds who had to be turned away. If you were one of those, we especially encourage you to come hear her talk! This event is free and open to the public, but registration and tickets are required. Seating is limited. Register here.

Muhammad Ali Religious Icon & Peace Advocate
Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 6-8pm, Chao Auditorium
Join UofL’s Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice to explore the questions of what does it mean to be committed to peace today, how do we maintain our commitment to religious freedom and peace in our current political climate, and what is the role of our entire community in supporting religious freedom. Please join us in this discussion led by a panel of student-activists, University faculty, and local community leaders.

Free Cooking Class
Wednesday, Jan. 18th, 1pm at the Phoenix House (next to Ernst Hall)
Learning to cook is an essential life skill for sustainable living. You simply cannot consistently eat local, stay healthy, save money, or minimize waste if you don’t know how to cook. The Student Parent Association is collaborating with the Office of Health Promotion to offer this FREE, hands-on cooking class open to all students! Contact the Women’s Center for more details at (502) 852-8976.

Sustainability Roundtable: Social Justice Consortium faculty fellowships
Friday, Jan. 20th, 11am-noon, Life Sciences Room 135
Please join us for UofL’s Sustainability Roundtable series on alternating Fridays at 11am January 20th through April 14th! The format is a 30-40 minute presentation followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! To kick-off the Spring 2017 series, we’ll hear from Dr. Cate Fosl, Director of UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research & Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies/Associate in History, on “Social Justice Consortium faculty fellowships.” Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro.

EcoReps Lunch & Learn: Food Recovery Networks
Friday, Jan. 20th at Noon, Ekstrom W210
Join us for our monthly EcoReps Lunch & Learn workshop featuring a free vegetarian lunch and locals making a difference in sustainability! This month, we’ll be learning about the Food Recovery Network, a national movement of students organizing campus chapters to rescue excess prepared foods from campus to help feed the needy. Bellarmine University recently launched the first Food Recovery Network in Kentucky and they’ll be sharing with us their experience and inspiring us to launch a new chapter at UofL!
The Sustainability Council’s EcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This spring we’ll continue our series of in-person workshops each month on third Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210. Join us for lunch and bring your reusable plate, utensils, and cup to minimize waste! All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website.

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