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7th Annual Nutrition Symposium will take place on March 31

7th Annual Nutrition Symposium

"Healthy Eating in Context:
Nexus of Food and Environmental Justice"

March 31, 2017
11:30am-4:30pm
Carolina Alumni Center

Co-hosted by: The School of Earth, Ocean and Environment
&
The Department of Environmental Health Sciences

Register or learn more: http://nutritioncenter.sph.sc.edu

The purpose of this year’s symposium is to bring together researchers, policy makers, community and faith-based organizations, and community members to: provide perspectives on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges in South Carolina as it relates to food justice, health equity, and environmental justice; and to formulate an action plan for greater collaboration across these sectors for meaningful change.

Speaker Bio: Rep. Harold Mitchell, Jr. is a respected leader with a long record of achievements in affordable housing, environmental justice, community revitalization, and public policy. He is the Founder of ReGenesis in 1998 and served as the Executive Director of this non-profit organization until 2012. 

During his tenure ReGenesis leveraged over $250million in revitalization, clean up, housing, job training, federally qualified health centers, and infrastructure. Rep. Mitchell also established job training initiatives as part of a Hope 6 Grant in 2005 for residents of public housing and residents of a local homeless shelter, many of whom were veterans. As the Executive Director of ReGenesis, a not for profit developer of quality affordable housing, he has a reputation for a steadfast commitment to voting rights. Moreover, he is a respected advocate for racial justice and served as the Chairman of the SC Legislative Black Caucus during the 2012-14 cycle. 

Registration includes your registration packet, a ticket for door prizes, lunch and an afternoon snack. See the
program [pdf] for a schedule of events. 

Hotel Accommodations at the Inn at USC Wyndham Garden: Please call (803)779-7779 and indicate that you will be attending the Nutrition Symposium to receive a discounted rate of $125/night. The deadline to reserve your room for this discounted price is March 4.