“Food Fights: Popular Struggles Beyond California Cuisine” – announcing the next CSA Conference

The California Studies Association has set the date and location and announced the theme of its next (and 21st) annual conference:

Food Fights: Popular Struggles Beyond California Cuisine

Friday, April 1st, Community Cultural Event (evening)
Saturday, April 2nd, day-long conference
Oakland Museum of California

California has been a historical epicenter to successive revolutions in what we eat, where it comes from, and how it is produced and marketed–from the late 19th/early 20th century development of agri-business and growers’ co-ops to the turn to health food in the 1970s to today’s slow food and food justice movements. The 21st Annual CSA Conference, in partnership with the Oakland Museum of California, will bring together activists, scholars, community leaders, and the broader public to explore food as a fulcrum of political and social change over time. Sessions will focus on three themes: Food Justice, Organizing the Food Industry, and Agri-Culture.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for what is sure to be an exciting and informative series of events!

A schedule of speakers and panels, as well as pre-registration information, will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.  To stay up to date with the latest, visit the California Studies Association’s website for the conference.

American Planning Assn. California Chapter, Hollywood (Sept. 21-24)

From CSA’s Chair, Louise Nelson Dyble. Conference looks good,
but their promotional rendition on “The Office” is fairly excruciating.–Ed.

California State APA Conference
Sept. 21 – 24 2008
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

Early registration deadline is July 15.

Here is the conference at a glance in pdf.

“Conferences include an opening reception in a spectacular venue, keynote speakers, concurrent tracks of programs and seminars including practical “nuts and bolts” sessions, mobile workshops to local planning related venues, the CCAPA awards luncheon, and the California Planning Foundation auction to fund scholarships for planning students.”