Food for Justice: social movements and solidarity around food

For about 90 years, the Institute for Translation and Interpreting has welcomed a wide audience to its weekly Monday Conference. The conference offers students the opportunity to attend talks on current social topics, which are given by both German and international experts. As part of the university’s Studium Generale, the aim of the conference is to broaden the students’ general knowledge and to create a realistic work environment for the students of the M.A. in Conference Interpreting, in order for them to practice their skills.

This Monday the input for the Monday Conference has the title “Alimento para Justiça: movimentos sociais e solidariedades em torno da comida” (Food for Justice: social movements and solidarity around food). Renata Motta, Professor of Society, Culture and Communication in Ibero-America at the HCIAS (Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies) and project leader of the Food for Justice BMBF-Junior Research Group, will give a lecture followed by a discussion on the relationship between nutrition, food production and inequalities with examples in the Global North and the Global South. She will give an overview of current research directions and methods and present two social movements working for socio-ecological transformation in Brazil and Germany. The session is organized and moderated by Kerstin Kock.

The Monday conference will be simultaneously interpreted on site and broadcast via livestream. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge. External audiences are very welcome. Alternatively, you can follow the event via livestream and take part in the discussion via chat.