Urban Food Deserts: Challenges and Solutions

                                                    

Food: we all need it, but we don’t all have equal access to it, and we don’t all get it in the same way. Spend a day talking, eating and watching a movie with us, as we explore questions of food in contemporary American culture and society. First off: a panel discussion on food deserts, areas in which healthy foods like fruits and vegetables are scarce due to lack of vendors.  Second: a screening of Brian Sebok’s documentary Food Truck: The Movie, a documentary on the mobile food movement. Added bonus: Food trucks at Barrett! This event is sponsored by Film & Media Studies in the Department of English; Barrett, The Honors College; and the Institute for Humanities Research.

A Humane Cities Brown Bag Discussion with:

Joan McGregor, Professor of Philosophy, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and Senior Sustainability Scientist, The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Joni Adamson, Professor of English and Director of the Environmental Humanities Initiative at The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Josh MacFadyen, Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities, and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
Bryan Sebok, Director Food Truck: The Movie and Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies, Lewis & Clark University
Moderator: Victoria Thompson, Associate Director, Institute for Humanities Research

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Join us later that day for a screening and discussion of Food Truck: The Movie -- [more information]

This event is sponsored by Film & Media Studies in the Department of English; Barrett the Honors College; and the Institute for Humanities Research.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Social Sciences 109

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