Hope College will host “The Oikos Conversation: A Dialogue on Food, Faith, and Justice in West Michigan” on Monday, Feb. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Graves Hall.
The multi-session program is designed to facilitate honest and transparent dialogue about the complex and unfolding relationship between sustainable agriculture, faith, food and justice in West Michigan. It is co-sponsored by Eighth Day Farm, Urban Roots and Hope College.
Speakers include Dr. Tom Boogaart of the Western Theological Seminary faculty; Dr. Steven Bouma-Prediger of the Hope faculty; Patrick Cisler of Lakeshore Nonprofit Alliance and Community SPOKE; Emma Garcia of Access West Michigan; Levi Gardner of Urban Roots; Lance Kraai of New City Farm; the Rev. Nurya Parish of Plainsong Farm; Jeff Roessing of Eighth Day Farm; and Lisa Uganski of the Ottawa County Food Policy Council.
Registration is $25, and includes lunch. Registration is online along with more information about the program and speakers.
Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.