Food Justice Series Planned at Slippery Rock University

The Robert A. Macoskey Center for Sustainable Systems Education and Research at Slippery Rock University will host a series of presentations and workshops this fall related to issues of food justice. Topics, dates, and other details appear below. Community members are welcome to attend these events. Registration/RSVP not required. (The Macoskey Center is located at 247 Harmony Road, Slippery Rock, PA)  

September 24th @ 7 PM – Wellness, Food Security, and Identity: Creating a More Just Food System

Robert M. Smith Student Center Theater

107 Central Loop, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

This year’s speaker is Sophia Buggs, proprietor and operator of Lady Buggs Farm in Youngstown, OH. Sophia’s mission is to reclaim the sacred roots of farming through sustainable spiritual living, and to revitalize her community by offering wellbeing from seed to table. Check out her TED Talk, where she discusses themes of wellness, food systems, and her lived experience: watch?v=zrGSYHl3HfA.


November 12th @ 6 PM – Film Screening of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Robert M. Smith Student Center Theater

107 Central Loop, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story is a documentary about food waste in agriculture, retail stores, and in people’s own refrigerators. This event is co-hosted by the Macoskey Center and the Women’s Center at Slippery Rock University as part of the “Women and the Environment” film series.


November 19th @ 6 PM – Food Waste Discussion by Jen England

Spotts World Cultures Building Auditorium, Room 111

West Central Loop, Slippery Rock, PA 16057

Did you know up to 40% of food is wasted every year across the globe? Did you know that food waste is a major contributor to both climate change and hunger? Join Jen England, Program Director of Food Recovery Operations at 412 Food Rescue, to learn about food waste in our communities and how 412 Food Rescue’s innovative, nationally renowned model is addressing the issue in Pittsburgh. Visit to learn more.