Public Affairs Convocation

Will Allen

Fall 2017 convocation lecture

Will Allen

November 2, 2017
7 p.m.
Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts
Free and open to the public. No ticket is required
Book signing to follow.

Urban farming pioneer and MacArthur "Genius Award" winner

Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Allen is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Allen promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times.

Allen will discuss his book — and this year’s common reader — “The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities.”

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Common reader

“The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities”

Past speakers

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