Join Indy Food Co-op for a special evening...
Lisa Heldke, Department of Philosophy, Gustavus Adolphus College
Monday 28 September 2009
STAYING HOME FOR DINNER: Ruminations on Local Foods in a Cosmopolitan Society
Reception: 6:00 PM; Lecture: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Lilly Auditorium (On lower level of IUPUI University Library), 755 W Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Parking is available at the North Street Garage, 819 W. North St. Bring your ticket to the event for a free validation stamp)
Reflecting on the decision to eat locally produced food suggests that ethical decisions cannot be cast as individual choices between two clear alternatives. When we seek morally unambiguous choices, we focus our ethical energies in the wrong place. The moral focus of our ethical decision-making should fall on building communities because the importance of any choice we make lies in the relationships that give our choices context. Food is an especially rich intersection of relations and so provides many opportunities to reflect, connect, and imagine more democratic communities. Recognizing these opportunities leads us to see ourselves not as food consumers but as food citizens who seek to enact and transform our relations not only through our purchasing and eating choices but also through our collective work in organizations that promote healthy, just, fair, safe, and delicious food systems for all people.
Space is limited for both events. Please R.S.V.P. to JRHODES4@INDY.RR.COM