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Published on Jul 10, 2015
Drawing on her experiences over the last ten years of cultivating a community garden in Central Minnesota, Tracy Ore’s talk addresses the life lessons that have emerged from her journey which began with a search for community and ended in places she never imagined. TEDxGeorgeSchool 2015
Tracy E. Ore is a professor of Sociology and chair of the Social Work Department at St. Cloud State University (SCSU). She received her PhD in sociology from the University of Michigan, is an active member of the American Sociological Association, and is past president of the Sociologists for Women in Society. Tracy does research in the areas of sustainable agriculture, oppression and inequality, and the development of effective teaching pedagogy. Her most recent text is The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality (sixth edition), published by McGraw-Hill in 2013. The connections between her scholarly work and activism are made real in the SCSU Community Garden, which she established in 2005.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx