Sustainability Roundtable: Cassia Herron on “Policy and Action in Food System Development”

When Oct 25, 2019
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Urban Studies Room 200 (426 W Bloom St)
Contact Name
Contact Phone (502) 529-1602
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Please join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the fall at 11am.

Our guest on October 25th is urban planner, community organizer, and UofL alum, Cassia Herron. Cassia is a native of Richmond, Kentucky and has lived in Louisville for most of her adult life.

She is a community development professional and advocate with more than 10 years experience working on projects at the intersections of community and economic development, food and the built environment and has a unique perspective on these issues as they relate to West Louisville.

Cassia is chair of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC), and has served in leadership positions with the Community Farm Alliance and New Roots. As a budding entrepreneur, Cassia has a growing interest in renewable energy and sustainable development and has professional expertise in community engagement, grant-writing, policy development and strategic planning.

Cassia is a graduate of the University of Louisville and has a Masters of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan.

Upcoming Fall Roundtables include:
Nov. 8 – Jessica Eggleston, UofL Masters in Sustainability student
Nov. 22 – Lilias Pettit-Scott, Urban Agriculture Coalition - High Tunnel Production

The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Anyone with an interest in sustainability can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public.

If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Tamara Sluss. 

This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!

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