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International Education Week

International Education Week, which begins Feb. 11 at Humboldt State, will feature a keynote address about inequality in food systems.

The College of Extended Education and Global Engagement will be hosting International Education Week from Feb. 11-15. There will be faculty presentations from across the university, student presentations, and social events. For a complete schedule, visit: the International Education Week website.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 in Founders Hall 118, keynote speaker Seth Holmes with guest farmworkers will present on Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Working Together against Inequality in our Transnational Food System.

Holmes is on faculty in the Division of Society and Environment and the Joint Program in Medical Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. He has worked on social hierarchies, health inequities, and the ways in which such asymmetries are naturalized, normalized, and resisted in the context of transnational immigration, agro-food systems, and health care. He has received national and international awards from the fields of anthropology, sociology, and geography, including the Margaret Mead Award. Seth will discuss his research along with a farmworker family who has collaborated with him on his book and his efforts to foster change in our food system.