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Weekly Events Bulletin: upcoming events for the week of September 9-15

September 8, 2012

We hope the first week of school kicked off well for everyone! It was nice meeting new faces at the New Student Reception & Info Fair and we look forward to connecting more with you this week and semester.

Also, be sure to check out this week’s blog posting featuring WFPA Board Member Noah Isaacs, who tells us about his summer working for the USDA!


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6PM, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Wash. Sq South

A Vegucational Dinner Date

Come join us as we co-host a “Vegucational Dinner Date” with NYU Meatless Mondays and the NYU Law School. Enjoy dinner and clips from two new documentaries exploring vegetarianism, the climate and industrial agriculture, Vegucatedand American Meat. Both filmmakers will be on hand for Q&A and discussion!

RSVP here & check out the event flyer. 

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 12th, 12:30-3 PM, Washington Sq Park

WFPA Picnic in the Park

Drop by for some sun, lunch and meet-and-greet as we welcome back returning Wagnerds and meet new students to talk about WFPA, our goals for the year and food! We will be posted on the SOUTH SIDE of the lawn by Bobst. Bring your lunch and come between classes. If you’re lost call Alisa at (408)472-0958.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 12:30-1:30 PM, location TBD

WFPA Lunch & Learn Series: Steinhardt Professor Carolyn Dimitri

We are launching our Lunch & Learn series with a brownbag featuring Steinhardt Food Studies Professor Carolyn Dimitri, who has a background working long-term for the USDA in international food regulation and farm programs. Come learn about her new research and work. RSVP to come.


NYU Food Day

In celebration of International Food Day, student groups from all over NYU are collaborating for a diverse day of events including film screenings, food, policy discussions and chances to learn about topics like urban farming and hunger! Schedule to come. If you’re interested in volunteering with coordination email us at



SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 5 PM, Roberta’s (261 Moore St, Brooklyn)

Tune In, In Person

Heritage Radio Network gives a daily fix of food culture. Their 1st Annual Radio Party is Spet 9th and an annual membership included in the ticket price.And a great place to meet others who love food. Special discount for GFJ readers: $50 off admission using code GoodFood. RSVP here. 


Global Frackdown Conference Call

Learn more about hydrofracking, a dangerous environmental practice, its impact on food systems and what’s going on with fracking in New York State. Sponsored by Food & Water Watch, more info here. Call in code:  619-326-2750 access code 714-2832#.


POLICYLINK WEBINAR:  Health for All: How Health Reform Can Work for Every American

With speakers from Policylink, Sojourners and Trust for American’s Health. More info here

DIGGING DEEPER: Interesting Reads


Good Food on a Tight Budget
Environmental Working Group
A guide to help eaters stretch their healthy food dollars. The report it ranks produce items that pack the highest nutrition for the least cost. Read it here.

Prop 37 in California
Cornucopia Institute
A shocking visual of food brands divided yes vs no on Prop 37 — many we may think of as health oriented are those opposing GMO labeling. Read it here. 

New UN FAO Report on State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture
Curious about overfishing, fish stocks and what’s really going on? Check out this comprehensive 2012 report.

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