SSU hosts Slow Food event
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Food and its impact on contemporary culture, health and well-being is the theme of Sonoma State University Slow Food chapter’s “Good Eats, Good Music” on Sun., Oct. 11, noon-4 p.m. at the campus lakes area. 
“Food is a common language and a universal right. Good, clean, fair food can no longer be considered a privilege; we must acknowledge it as a right,” says Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA, one of the keynote speakers at the event.
The lunch menu is locally sourced featuring sustainably-raised chicken from Soul Food Farms of Solano County. Also scheduled for the day is a pre-lunch wine and artisan cheese mixer with a display of Slow Food chapter-sponsored projects to preserve locally-endangered foods, programs educating children, and bands The Easy Leaves, Open Market and Blue Shift . 
Others expected to speak include Assemblywoman Noreen Evans, SSU President Dr. Ruben Arminana, Mark Arax, author of “West of the West: Dreamers, Believers, Builders, and Killers in the Golden State”,  and possibly Senate Majority Leader Dean Florez. 
Tickets are $38 for general, $25 for students. For tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com. Parking is free. For more information, contact Sara Torf-Fulton, Slow Food SSU President, (805) 258-2684, torffult@sonoma.edu.

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