“Composting Grief: Food as Medicine”
Dr. Rupa Marya is a physician, activist, artist and writer who is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and the founder and executive director of the Deep Medicine Circle, a worker-directed nonprofit committed to healing the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, story, learning and restoration.
In 2021, she published her first book with political ecologist, food system activist and policy professor Raj Patel, Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice. This book advances a new level of diagnosis that incorporates history and lines of power into our understanding of the root causes of health disparities and the rise of inflammatory disease in industrialized places, offering compelling treatment options for what is ailing people and the planet.
This LANDING event is co-sponsored by Reciprocal Ecologies, a Faculty Research Project initiated by A. Laurie Palmer and Jorge Menna Barreto, and by the Environmental Art and Social Practice MFA program at UCSC.
Thank you to the Institute of the Arts and Sciences for hosting, to the Arts Division and the Arts Research Institute at UCSC for additional funding support, and to the Center for Racial Justice, the Institute for Social Transformation, the Global Community Health Program, The Humanities Institute, Environmental Studies, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Sociology, the Center for Agroecology, College 9, John R. Lewis College, Crown College, and others at UCSC for help with promoting this event.