Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture
A conversation between Waters and then-President Richard Levin in 2001 sparked the idea for the Yale Sustainable Food Project, a university undertaking encompassing a sustainable dining program, a college farm, university composting, and increased education around food and agriculture.
President Barack Obama awarded Waters the National Humanities Medal in 2015, validating Waters’ belief that eating is a political act and that the table is a powerful means to social justice and positive change.
Waters will give a talk at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Yale Art Gallery (1111 Chapel St.) titled "Slow Food Values in a Fast Food Culture." On Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. she will be the guest at a Berkeley College master's tea (125 High St.). Both events are free and open to the public.