On Tuesday, March 29th, from noon-1:30pm EST, the Department of Comparative Studies will host a webinar panel discussion of Canadian-British artist and filmmaker Zev Robinson's documentary Real Bread Bakers. The documentary, completed just prior to the start of COVID, looks at how baking bread, community, nutrition, and agriculture are closely intertwined. In support of the global Instagram fundraising effort #bakersforUkraine, our panelists will discuss Real Bread Bakers and the issues it raises, including but not limited to how the war in Ukraine -- the breadbasket of Europe -- will have numerous knock-on effects beyond the senseless loss of life and beyond the region itself.
The panel discussion will be moderated by our Department's Academic Program Coordinator and Chapter Leader of Slow Food Columbus Dr. Mark Anthony Arceño. And our panelists will include Andrew Whitley of Scotland the Bread; Dr. Nadezhda Savova-Grigorova of Bread Houses Networks; Dr. Larysa Stepanova of the Ohio State Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Philip Kopatz of "Ukraine Unlocked"; and Real Bread Bakers filmmaker Zev Robinson. Of additional note, this event is co-hosted by the Ohio State Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies.
While not required, participants are encouraged to consider watching the half-hour documentary we will be discussing prior to the webinar. It is available here at this link for a $3+ donation. All net proceeds will be evenly distributed among the four humanitarian agencies identified by #bakersforUkraine's co-hosts, as described below. Please note: If you view the film prior to the webinar, you will receive a weblink before the event. Otherwise, you may register directly for just the panel at this link.
Automated live captioning will be available for our webinar panel discussion. If you require any additional accommodation to participate, please contact Mark Anthony at firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests made two weeks before the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the University will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.
Funds raised through viewing Real Bread Bakers in association with our webinar panel discussion will be evenly distributed among the following organizations. Click each organization to learn more about what they are doing to help in the region.