Talk about food and citizenship

Josephine County residents are invited to join a free conversation sponsored by Oregon Humanities and presented by Kitchen Table Democracy Executive Director Wendy Willis, titled “We Are What We Eat: Connecting Food and Citizenship” on Friday, May 13 at 5 pm at the Illinois Valley branch of Josephine Community Libraries, 209 W Palmer Street in Cave Junction.

Oregon is famous for its food — for its long traditions in agriculture and fisheries, and also for its role in the movement to promote whole food in communities, schools, and home kitchens. In addition to the daily practice of cooking and eating, many Oregonians also think, talk, and write about food.

“We Are What We Eat: Connecting Food and Citizenship,” a one-time, 90-minute community discussion, provides Oregonians with an opportunity to discuss how our relationship to food production, preparation, and consumption might create deeper connections to our communities and our neighbors and a pathway to increased self-sufficiency.

Participants will come away from this conversation with a strengthened sense of community support and collective engagement around these questions, as well as a resource list with tools and information.

Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future.

For more information about this free community discussion hosted by Josephine Community Libraries, please contact JCLI Illinois Valley Branch Manager Roberta Lee, 541-592-4778.