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2022 Westheimer Peace Symposium: 09/28/22 Panels, Farmer's Market, and Keynote Lecture

The 32nd annual Westheimer Peace Symposium -- Regenerative Agriculture for a Just and Peaceful Future -- speaks to the Westheimer theme of "Peace and the Environment" by focusing on regenerative agriculture as a path to sustainability and peace.

32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium September 28, 2022

32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium Downloadable Master Schedule (pdf)

32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium

For further information contact:
westheimer@wilmington.edu
 or call 937-481-2371

About the 2022 Westheimer Peace Symposium:

Join us for the 32nd Annual Westheimer Peace Symposium entitled, “Regenerative Agriculture for a Just and Peaceful Future” with panels starting at 9:00 a.m. and activities ending at 5:00 p.m. Highlighting this year’s event will be a keynote address Wednesday, September 28th, from 7:00-8:15 p.m. featuring Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, The Ohio State University, Dr. Rattan Lal.  For five decades Lal has traveled all over the world, conducting research in the field of carbon sequestration, a practice that has been shown to significantly reduce carbon in the atmosphere while simultaneously restoring soil depleted by years of industrial farming.  Lal will be joined during the day by Ohio leaders of regenerative agriculture who will share their years of expertise in ecological farming. 

 

About the Westheimer Peace Symposium:

The Westheimer Peace Symposium, established in 1991 by a generous endowment from Charles and May Westheimer, is an annual event with four rotating themes: Peace and Nonviolence; Peace and Social Justice; Peace and the Environment, and Peace and the Nature of War. As a result, it is a key reflection of Wilmington College's Quaker heritage and its core values of peace, social justice, respect for all persons, and integrity. 

 


 

Special Registration Announcement

Many of our workshops have filled up quickly. Please do sign up for the limited waitlists as more seats may become available. Seating for Panels 1, 2, and 3 as well as the Keynote (which does not require registration) is still widely available.

Panel 1: Regenerative Agriculture for a Just and Sustainable Future 9:10-10:10 a.m.

9:10-10:10 a.m.

Regenerative Agriculture for a Just and Sustainable Future

moderated by Dr. Ursula McTaggart, Professor of English, Wilmington College

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: McCoy Room, Kelly Center, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

Speakers:

Susan Jennings, Executive Director, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

Omopé Carter Daboiku, Urban farmer, food sovereignty advisor, cultural geographer, wordsmith and award-winning teller of tales.

About:

Join us for a lively and interactive conversation about the intersections between food sovereignty, regenerative agriculture, and equity. Omopé Carter Daboiku and Susan Jennings will bring their collective decades of experience to the questions of who grows, why, and when.  Bring your own questions, concerns, ideas and inspirations.

 

Panel 2: Regenerative Farming and Soil Health 10:20-11:20 a.m.

10:20-11:20 a.m. 

Regenerative Farming--Diverse Cover Cropping and Long Rotation--for Soil Health

moderated by Dr. Kendra Cipollini, Professor of Biology, Wilmington College

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: McCoy Room, Kelly Center, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

Speakers:

Jon Branstrator, No Till Farmer, Branstrator Farm

David Brandt, Farmer, No Till Farmer, Walnut Creek Seeds, LLC

About:

Join Branstrator and Brandt, leaders of regenerative agriculture in Ohio, to understand why and how they incorporate diverse cover crops and long rotations to regenerate the soil and grow more sustainable heritage grains and seed for local and regional markets.

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Carillon Concert 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

11:30-12:30

For the Beauty of the Earth: A Carillon Concert

Click here for the Concert Program

Registration: Registration is not required for this event.

Location: Wilmington College Carillon, Campus Mall (Outdoors across from College Hall)

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About:

Join carillonneur, pianist, and Wilmington College Alumna Barbara Leeds for a uniquely Wilmington concert of agricultural, environmental, and peace and justice themed compositions at the Simon Goodman Memorial Carillon. The Carillon has been a mainstay of Wilmington College's campus since 1960 when the 60-foot tower was erected to house the 35 bells ranging in weight from 20 to 1,100 pounds. The bells were cast at the request of Pope Pius XII and were feature at the Brussels World's Fair. Bessie Goodman gave the Carillon to the College in memory of her husband, Simon, a local businessman. 

Panel 3 Cincinnati Foodshed: Sovereignty and Subjugation 12:40-1:40 p.m.

12:40-1:40 p.m.

Cincinnati Foodshed: Sovereignty and Subjugation

moderated by Dr. Keith Orejel, Assistant Professor of History, Wilmington College

Registration 9/14/22 (8:00 a.m.)-9/27/22 (5:00 p.m.): Click here to register.

Location: McCoy Room, Kelly Center, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

Speakers:

Susan VonderHaar, Executive Director, Cincinnati Permaculture Institute

Natalie Washington, Executive Director, Lincoln Heights Redevelopment Corporation

Alan Wight, Associate Professor, Arts and Sciences, The Christ College of Nursing

 

About:

Join Susan VonderHaar, Natalie Washington, and Alan Wight to learn about the Regional Foodshed and Permaculture. Edible forest gardens (aka Food Forests) have been expanding in and around the Cincinnati metropolitan area over the last two decades. This panel will use art and storytelling to explore why regional food sovereignty is key to healthier and more inclusive communities. Work featured here is part of the Cincinnati’s Foodshed: An Art Atlas project.

Farmer's Market

4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Farmer's Market

Registration: Registration is not required for this event.

Location: Center for Sciences and Agriculture Patio, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

About

The day's events would not be complete without getting some delicious vegetables grown by Wilmington College students on the Wilmington Collage Academic Farm. 

Keynote Event 7:00-8:15 p.m.

7:00-8:15 p.m. 

Keynote Address: Toward a More Peaceful Future: Managing Soil Carbon for Global Food and Climate Security

Registration: Registration is not required for this event.

Location: Hugh Heiland Theater, Boyd Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington College

Campus Map and Directions: https://www.wilmington.edu/admission/visit-campus/map-directions/

Speaker:

Dr. Rattan Lal,  Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, The Ohio State University;  Director, CFAES Rattan Lal Center for Carbon Management and Sequestration; Past President, International Union of Soil Sciences; Adjunct Professor, University of Iceland, and IARI, New Delhi, India; IICA Chair in Soil Science; and Goodwill Ambassador for Sustainable Development Issues, San Jose, Costa Rica

 

 

   

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