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On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:44 AM Philip Garrison <>

> Please join us for the Change Seminar tomorrow *Tuesday 10/16/2018 *in *JHN
> 111.*
> *Who:* Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, UW College of the Environment
> *What:* Foodways at the intersection of environmental and cultural
> identities
> *When: *Tuesday, Oct 16th, 12-1pm
> *Where: *Johnson Hall 111
> * Abstract: Foodways at the intersection of environmental and cultural
> identities*
> In face of global threats such as climate change, environmental policies
> around the world have adopted universalistic positions rooted American
> standards in nature conservation. Unfortunately, mainstream environmental
> values do not represent the reality of local communities, especially those
> located in the global south. As an alternative to giving voice to
> silenced communities and as a continuation of my doctoral research, I
> plan to implement a new photovoice project that integrates protocols used
> in participatory photo mapping. The main goal of this project is to
> generate a community-based analysis of traditional foodways of Latinx
> families in the Seattle metropolitan area to provide a better understanding
> of the link between cultural and ecological values. Furthermore, this
> approach can be used to explore issues regarding food security and food
> sovereignty, as well as to record the participants’ knowledge regarding
> their natural and built environments. This research constitutes an attempt
> to study socio-ecological systems from an interdisciplinary perspective and
> integrate them into the context of social and environmental justice
> initiatives.
> *Bio:*
> Dr. Isabel Carrera Zamanillo has over a decade of non-profit and community
> organizing experience. Currently, Isabel works for the College of the
> Environment Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University
> of Washington, promoting a more inclusive and collaborative climate that
> expands educational opportunities for all. Formerly, she worked at the
> Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, creating culturally responsive
> material in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
> education. Isabel’s academic interests revolve around the study of how
> scientific practices transform and are transformed by local and global
> sociocultural factors. Her experience working in environmental
> justice-related projects in Mexico and the United States has allowed her
> to collaborate in sustainable development project inside and outside
> academia. Isabel’s main goal is to become a bridge builder between the
> scientific and non-scientific communities by promoting an active and
> collaborative participation to create solutions for environmental
> problems.
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