Elizabeth Kucinich to Speak in Berea and “Take Back the Kitchen”

kucinich-330Elizabeth Kucinich, an international advocate for healthy eating in an age of Climate Change, will speak at Berea College campus for Women’s and Gender Studies’ “Peanut Butter and Gender” luncheon series on Monday, February 13, from 11:45-1:00 p.m. in Draper 106. Her presentation is titled, “Food and Agricultural Practices: Our Choices Matter.” Later in the afternoon, Kucinich will join a women’s and gender studies’ class, Take Back the Kitchen, where she will talk with students about the importance of plant-forward lifestyles. The class takes place in Professor Peggy Rivage-Seul’s home where students prepare a community meal each week. On February 13, Kucinich will join students to prepare the evening menu of white bean and kale soup, walnut dip and veggies, strawberry spinach salad, and Peggy’s French bread.

Elizabeth Kucinich is an award-winning documentary producer. Her film, “GMO OMG” won the 2014 Environmental Media Award for best documentary. She has also produced “Hot Water, (2016) exploring radioactive contamination of ground water across the USA, and “Organic Rising,” soon to be released.

“Peanut Butter and Gender” is a regular luncheon lecture series focused on issues of gender and culture and sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies at Berea College. Distinguished scholars visit Berea’s campus throughout the year to speak at “Peanut Butter and Gender” and other campus events.

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.