TEDx Event at Arcadia University Focuses on Feeding America’s Body, Mind, and Soul
GLENSIDE, Pa. (March 7, 2014) — Leading experts from the education, healthcare, artistic, and publishing industries
join advocates against hunger to present TEDxArcadiaUniversity on Sunday, March 30. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Arcadia University in the Commons Great Room (450 S. Easton Road, Glenside).
The event’s theme is Feeding America: Body, Mind, and Soul. While many of the presentations will address the issue of hunger in America, the day’s theme ensures that the speakers will present on ideas that go far beyond hunger.
Presentations are 18 minutes in duration, designed to remain true to the format of the TED conference. Cost to attend is $12 per session. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxarcadiauniversity-tickets-10617730919. For more information, contact Celeste Walker, TEDx organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The day’s theme was inspired by the film A Place at the Table. The event is sponsored in part by Arcadia University, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, ShopRite and the Glenside Rotary Club.
Session One, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., includes “Laughter and Yoga” and “Challenge Accepted,” presentations by Arcadia University honors students; Andrew Sullivan, of Stop Hunger Now; “Why Food Is Not the Solution to Hunger” by Dr. Mariana Chilton, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities at Drexel University; “Witnesses to Hunger” by Barbie Izquierdo of Dr. Chilton’s lobbying group; and Mindy Bartscherer from Loaves and Fishes in Jenkintown.
Session Two, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., features Hillary Kane, director of the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development, presenting “Feeding the Mind and Our Need for Connection: Networks for Social Change”; Phil Forsyth, director of the Philadelphia Orchard Project, presenting “Urban Orchards: Multi-Functional Green Infrastructure”; a presentation by Nora Whittaker Jones, a musician and speech and language pathologist; and Arcadia student Saurav Upadhyay, presenting “The Food Stamp Challenge” on his experience with the SNAP Challenge of living on $22 worth of food for a week.
Session Three, from 3 to 5 p.m., includes presentations by Whit MacLaughlin, founder and artistic director of New Paradise Laboratories; Nic Esposito, founder of The Head and the Hand Press, delivering “It Takes a Community”; Dr. Patricia Robertson of the Integrative Training Institute presenting “Food for Thought”; and writer Zenique Gardner with “Why We Should Be the Soul Food Generation.”
About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2013 Open Doors report names Arcadia University #1 in the nation in undergraduate students studying abroad, while U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia among the top regional universities in the north and lauds Arcadia’s study abroad programs. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit www.arcadia.edu.