Leah Penniman, local farmer-activist visits campus

Farmer-activist Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm visited campus on November 4th for a full day of activities, including a workshop, dinner, and public lecture as part of the end of “Food Justice Week and Beyond.” Penniman is the co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, a Black, Indigenous and… Continue reading »

Welcoming Caroline, our new Sustainability Coordinator!

Please help us welcome the Zilkha Center’s new Sustainability Coordinator Caroline Bruno! Caroline coordinates and manages much of the ZC’s student-facing work including the Eco-Advisors, Academic Year Interns, Summer Interns, and the ZC side of the ZC-DC Root collaboration. Caroline, an alum of the class of 2015, is excited… Continue reading »

Interview with Elayne Elliott, Sustainability Coordinator

Photo courtesy of Elayne Elliott Meet Elayne Elliott, the Zilkha Center’s brand new Sustainability Coordinator! A graduate of Emory University, Elayne joined the Zilkha Center following experiences with the National Wildlife Federation (Atlanta), Sierra Club (Detroit), the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Emory’s Office… Continue reading »

Get to know the 2016-17 Eco-Advisors!

              The Eco-Advisors are action-oriented change agents promoting and educating about environmentally and socially sustainable lifestyles. As yearlong interns at the Zilkha Center, they strive to connect campus life to global resource issues by advocating for a sustainable future at… Continue reading »

Religion, Colonialism, and #NoDAPL

Students discuss religion and colonialism at the Interfaith/VISTA dinner. On Monday, October 10, about 70 students crowded into the basement of Thompson Memorial Chapel. Though only a few states and cities in the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in lieu of Columbus Day on the second Monday… Continue reading »

Meet the Davis Center Community Builders!

The Community Builders are a Davis Center-trained, peer-to-peer diversity education group. The DC Community Builders work closely with the DC staff and are part of the Davis Center’s effort to provide education for the campus on issues of identity, power, and privilege in order to build a more inclusive… Continue reading »

We’ll miss you, justin!

justin adkins, a long time Davis Center staffer, is heading off for a new job at Allegheny College.   In addition to his passion for activism education, he also is very invested in environmental sustainability work.  (Plus he loves raising chickens and growing hops!)  He worked with Amy Johns… Continue reading »

Thanks, Brent!

In a month that asks us to reflect on what we are thankful for – we wanted to pause to express our gratitude for Brent Wasser and the work that he did for four years at Williams as the Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program Manager. Continue reading »

Speaker series, spring 2012

The Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program Brings Diverse Guests to Campus Classrooms Spring 2012 features a roster of diverse guest speakers and workshops. The Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program strives to engage diverse and unexpected disciplines. This semester touches on theater, sociology, Latina/o studies, and the Office of… Continue reading »

Gender and Food Panel Event

Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program &  Williams College Women’s and Gender Studies Program   present: Gender and Food; Production & Consumption A Panel Discussion Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 7 pm Griffin Hall 3 | 844 Main Street | Williamstown   Featuring: Karen Washington,… Continue reading »