Global Georgia Initiative: Seed Life Skills Symposium – “Food, Culture, and Community”
The Willson Center and Seed Life Skills present a symposium on “Food, Culture, and Community” with multiple public events on February 22 as part of the Willson Center’s 2017 Global Georgia Initiative.
Seed Life Skills is a nonprofit, research-based curriculum founded by Chef Hugh Acheson that is dedicated to providing young people with essential knowledge and skills in family and consumer sciences, also known as home economics.
The symposium is presented in partnership with Five & Ten, Creature Comforts, The Bitter Southerner, Hotel Indigo, Dynamite Clothing, the Clarke County School District, Family Connection-Communities in Schools, the University of Georgia Press, the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute.
Program of Events:
11:30 a.m. – Student Cooking Competition • Athens Community Career Academy, 440-1 Dearing Extension, Athens GA
4 p.m. – Panel discussion: “Food, Culture, and Community” • Featuring Almeta Tulloss, director, Seed Life Skills; Helen Rosner, executive editor, Eater; Rashid Nuri, president and CEO, Truly Eating Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture; Chef Tom Colicchio, author, restauranteur, and head judge, “Top Chef”; and Chef Michel Nischan, author, food equity advocate, and founder & CEO, Wholesome Wave. Moderated by Chef Hugh Acheson, author, restauranteur, founder, Seed Life Skills • UGA Chapel
6:30 p.m. • Seed Life Skills Benefit Dinner presented by Five & Ten, the Willson Center, and Creature Comforts Brewing • Snackies and four courses by Hugh Acheson, Richard Neal, and Matthew Palmerlee • Specialty beers from Creature Comforts Brewing • $100 per person including tax and gratuity • NOTE: TICKETS TO THIS EVENT ARE SOLD OUT • Avid Bookshop will be on hand to sell books
The Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative presents global problems in local context with a focus on how the arts and humanities can intervene. The series is made possible by the support of private individuals and the Willson Center Board of Friends.