Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups
Sep 04, 2018 04:00 PM
Sep 05, 2018 05:15 PM
|Where||Shumaker Research Building room 139|
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Big Hunger, which argues that many key anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages.A special lecture by Andy Fisher, author of
Food banks and food pantries were meant to be a stopgap measure, but manufacturing jobs never came back, recession followed, and the “emergency food system” became an industry.
Fisher's research finds that efforts to end hunger, reduce obesity, and reform farm subsidies are compromised by corporate interests.
Encouragingly, Big Hunger sets forth a vision for what we can do to put food banks out of business and solve hunger.
This event is co-sponsored by, and the Departments of Anthropology and Urban & Public Affairs.