The Arizona Humanities Council is proud to announce that this year's featured speaker is Gary Paul Nabhan, Heritage Foods of Arizona - Linking Our Sense of Taste to a Sense of Place.

Gary Nabhan is an internationally known writer, lecturer, food and farming advocate whose work has long been rooted in the U.S. / Mexico borderlands region. He is a Research Social Scientist at the Southwest Center of the University of Arizona. Nabhan was the founding director of the Center for Sustainable Environments at Northern Arizona University.

Nabhan has written numerous books including: Heritage Farming in the Southwest Borderlands, Renewing America's Food Traditions, Cross-Pollinations: The Marriage of Science and Poetry, Tequila!: A Natural and Cultural History. He has won national and international awards for his scientific and literary works some of which have also been translated into five languages.

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Leo Rich Theater in Tucson Friday, October 22, 2010

This is a free public event! Coffee & Dessert Reception 5:30-6:30pm Lecture & Awards 6:30-8:30pm