Using food as tool for global change

TRAVERSE CITY — Timothy Fitzgerald Young, founder and president of Benzie-County based Food for Thought will be the first speaker in the Michigan Global Awareness Consortium's lecture series, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Scholars Hall 109.

Young will share the story of how Food for Thought has joined forces with others that have channeled their local food companies into agencies of change, supporting food justice issues around the world. Through their non-profit, On The Ground, they have used the mediums of music, film and direct action to dig wells in Mexico, build schools in Ethiopia and plant thousands of olive trees in Palestine.

A 1982 graduate of NMC, Young also serves on the Foundation Board of NMC and was honored as an NMC Outstanding Alumnus in 2012.

The event is free and open to the public.

Release date: October 4, 2013

For more information:

Amjad Khan
Social Sciences
(231) 995-1291