Dr. Becca Berkey: Climate Change, Agriculture & the Food System

Dr. Becca Berkey: Climate Change, Agriculture & the Food System

An online presentation. Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/96500618395

Do you know which contributes more to the damage of our atmosphere, fossil fuels or agriculture? Is vegetarian a good alternative; does organic live up to its hype? Are you sure? This presentation will explore the impact agriculture has on our natural systems and our society, as well as what we can do about it.

Workshop presenter Becca Berkey has been at Northeastern University in the Office of City & Community Engagement since February 2013, where she serves as the Director of Community-Engaged Teaching & Research. Becca earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Butler University, a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England.

Becca Berkey’s scholarly research is at the intersection of leadership, change, and environmental justice with a specific interest in the justice issues facing farmworkers. For her dissertation research (completed summer 2014), Becca collaborated with the Northeast Organic Farming Association for Just Farming: An Environmental Justice Perspective on the Capacity of Grassroots Organizations to Support the Rights of Organic Farmers and Laborers and in 2017 published Environmental Justice and Farm Labor through Routledge. Becca serves as the Associate Director of the Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative, as a member of the Advisory Council of the Agricultural Justice Project, and the Farmworker Health and Justice Workgroup of Coming Clean, Inc. In addition, she does research, publishes, and presents in the field of service-learning and community engagement and co-edited a book, Reconceptualizing Faculty Development in Service-Learning/Community Engagement,  that came out in 2018 through Stylus Publishing. Becca is proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE).