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The Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation will host monthly learning circles as a space for graduate students at Virginia Tech to foster dialogue, build community, and enhance interdisciplinary professional development skills centered around food systems work. These opportunities also serve as an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning and reflection around pressing issues related to the Center’s work and graduate student research.

As a collaborative affinity space for graduate students, learning circles are designed to foster interdisciplinary and meaningful dialogue. Each learning circle installment will focus discussions on graduate student research presentations and topics relevant to personal and professional development skills. The structure of these learning circles is tailored to build on the knowledge and experience of graduate students in various phases of their academic journey to support collective inquiry and meaningful learning exchange.

Dates and Times
Learning circles will meet on the last Thursday of each month from 2:00 pm -3:00pm to include: Jan. 26th, Feb. 23rd, March 30th, April 27th. 

Location and Details
Meetings will take place at the Graduate Life Center 155 Otey St, Blacksburg, VA 24060, Meeting Room B. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are also welcome to bring food to snack on or to share with others.

Special Event
In addition to our monthly gatherings, we are excited to hold a learning circle with acclaimed author Nina Mukerjee Furstenau, on Wednesday, April 12th 3-4:30 PM. This conversation will explore food through themes of history, culture, and community.

Join Us!
If you are interested in joining these conversations or want more information, please contact Kasey Owen by emailing No registration is required.