PSC One Book One Community Main Event Features “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” [10/23/13]

Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a “One Book One Community” event, featuring a four-person panel of experts discussing various aspects of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7.

The discussion is free and open to the public, and is being held in the Conference Center Auditorium, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

Panelists include Russel Higgins, a University of Illinois professor of agriculture; Todd Jones, founder of Every Last Morsel; Jennifer Breckner, vice president of Slow Food Chicago; and Timothy Murakami, a local farmer for local not-for-profit Growing Home.

The nonfiction book at the center of discussion was published in 2006. In the book, Pollan asks the question of what we should have for dinner. He discusses each of the food chains: industrial, organic, alternative, and self-foraged, and describes the American way of eating.

For more information, contact Matthew Steele at (708) 709-3560 or msteele@prairiestate.edu.