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Continuing Education

Race, Place, and Food

Date: 5:00pm - 8:00pm PDT April 2, 2014 Location: Graduate Campus, South Chapel

The average American diet is the most calorie-laden, yet one of the least nutritious in the world. But is this due to choice or necessity? 

People of color suffer from diet-related illnesses at a higher rate than Whites.  Many also live in areas with little access to healthy, affordable, and easy-to-prepare foods. Outnumbered by the masses of fast-food restaurants and liquor stores that fill the neighborhood, the few healthy stores are also out of price range for people below median income.  

Through neighborhood mapping and analyzing health statistics, participants in this Oregon Writing Project workshop will discover correlations between race, income, and food accessibility and engage in an essay writing lesson appropriate across middle and high school grade levels.

Part of our 2013-2014 Workshop Series

  • The Oregon Writing Project (OWP) is a collaboration program between Lewis & Clark and metropolitan or rural area schools and districts, and offers programs designed to improve the writing of Oregon’s K-12 students and teachers. 

Workshop Details & Registration

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Instructor: Chrysanthius Lathan, M.Ed.

Cost: $30, includes 3 CEUs or PDUs.

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Credit option: This workshop is part of the Spring 2014 Oregon Writing Project Series. Each workshop can be taken individually or in sequence, with the option to purchase 1 semester hour of continuing education credit for an additional $200 after completing all 5 in the series. Registration for credit will occur at the last workshop in this series. See grey “Related Content” box for links to the other workshops in this series.

About the Instructor

Chrysanthius Lathan, M.Ed., is a native Portlander. She attended Portland Public Schools, Portland Community College, and Portland State University. As a teacher and a parent of children in Portland Public Schools, she believes in “teaching children with the same expectation that my own will be taught.” Her teaching strengths are in relationship building and writing based on the inquiry of social justice issues that are relevant to the population of students she teaches.  She lives and works in North Portland, along with her family of three daughters, a son, and her husband Joshua.