Feeding the Future: Climate change, Food and Health

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Cost: Free and Open to All; Seating is limited, please register

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Meeting Room (3rd Floor)

Wed, 2016-05-04 17:30 - 19:30

Join RIFPC in partnership with Providence Public Library for an evening of illuminating conversation around topics in food, climate, and health. Refreshments provided.

Please RSVP at this link.

The World Health Organization notes, "Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health – clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter." This panel will explore narratives at the intersection of climate change, food systems, and health. Dive into these large topics to learn how climate change affects both food production and health outcomes, and what the food and health systems can do to prevent the negative effects of climate change.

Panelists include:

  • Christopher Brown, President,Rhode Island Commercial Fishermen's Association
  • Fred Presley, Town Manager of West Warwick
  • Betsy Stubblefield Loucks, Green and Healthy Home Initiative
  • John Stoddard, New England Program Coordinator, Health Care Without Harm

This program is presented in partnership with Providence Public Library, as a complement to the PORTALS: History of the Future Exhibition & Program Series

Explore imagined futures of yesterday…Visualize tomorrow