Posts Tagged ‘urban ag’

Food Justice — TONIGHT (10/14) at 6PM

Food Justice: A New Social Movement Takes Root – TONIGHT!

In today’s food system, farm workers face hazardous conditions, low-income neighborhoods lack supermarkets but abound in fastfood franchises, and food products are developed to be convenient rather than wholesome. Opposing these inequities and excesses, a movement for food justice has emerged, which seeks to transform our food system from field to table.

Professor Robert Gottlieb, director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College, discusses the increasing disconnect between food and and the rising resistance movement. He is the author of a dozen books, including most recently Food Justice (with Anupama Joshi, MIT Press) and a long-time social/environmental activist and historian of social movements.

Location: Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

This event is part of Parsons The New School for Design’s *fantastic* Living Concrete-Carrot City series on trends in urban agriculture. The panel discussions take place every Wednesday evening through December.

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