I am really looking forward to being at UCSC for this event:
Ruth Ozeki, author of All Over Creation in conversation with Joan Haran
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: UCSC, Mural room, Oaks
Hosted By the Science and Justice Working Group and Joan Haran, Cesagen, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
‘In this meeting hosted by Joan Haran, Ruth Ozeki will read from her novel, All Over Creation, and geographers, anthropologists, and agroecologists from UC Santa Cruz will engage in a spirited conversation about the politics of food and kinship—among other world-changing matters. Discussion will focus on public engagement with agricultural technoscience, genetic modification of crops, non-violent direct action, and the creative use of generative metaphors, teasing out some relationships between genes, gender, and genre along the way. There is a place set for you at the table, so please come along.’
I enjoyed this book – it is provocative and political – and excellent fiction. I am much looking forward to the conversation.