This week's topic is "Food system activities, and opportunities for engagement" led by Professor Alfonso Morales.
Professor Morales received his graduate degrees from Northwestern University (Ph.D, 1993), the University of Chicago (AM 1989), and the University of Texas at Dallas (MS 1987). He was a Dissertation Fellow at the American Bar Foundation and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. He has been recognized for his teaching generally and work with students of color particularly. The Health Resources and Services Administration, the USDA, the Ford Foundation, and the American Bar Foundation are among organizations that have supported his research.
Alfonso Morales studies food systems, public marketplaces, and street vendors, and the role and function that they serve in economic development. Using an innovative blend of the disciplines of sociology and urban planning, Morales has created a body of books, articles, book chapters, and other writing that provides practical insight into the ways that urban agriculture, food distribution, street-level economies and social interactions contribute to and influence community and economic development. He is among a small number of researchers who employ ethnographic field research methods to help inform contemporary theoretical debates about community food systems, public markets, space use, and street vending businesses.
Join us every Friday for a FREE pastry and a choice of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at Afternoon Conversation Series (ACS)!
ACS is held at the Prairie Fire Coffeehouse in Union South from 2:30-4pm every Friday. ACS is a facilitated weekly experience where you can engage in friendly conversations over different interactive themes presented each week. Come and join us for a relaxing Friday afternoon and make new friends. Refreshments are served on a first-come, first-served basis each week—come early to ensure your treat!
This free event is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.