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DEI Discussion. Living with a Vision: Learnings from George Washington Carver’s Life

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Actions towards creating an inclusive and equitable culture require a personal and an organizational vision. We must name how our commitment with equity intersects with our life and the values that guide our decisions. George Washington Carver was a role model for this and more. During this DEI Discussion, we will honor the life of George Washington Carver while understanding the impact he has on the science of food today. Our panelists will explore his contribution to the science; education and community outreach; and policy.

George Washington Carver once said, “It has always been the one ideal of my life to be the greatest good to the greatest number of my people possible.” He lived these words every day through his teaching, research, and care for others. Join us to better understand the vision that sustained his work and expand the conversation about how George Washington Carver embodies our hopes for inclusive and equitable leaders in science of food.

*Larry Keener CFS PA IFT Fellow, president and chief executive officer of International Product Safety Consultants, Inc. (IPSC)
*Theressa Cooper, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Iowa State University, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
*Norma Dawkins, Professor and Chair, Department of Food & Nutritional Sciences, Tuskegee University
Catherine Woteki, Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University Distinguished Institute Professor with the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia