Fast Food, Slow Food and Food Justice: Global Policies Creating Global Hunger

April 21, 2014
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Gildenhorn Recital Hall
University of Maryland Campus
College Park, MD

Food insecurity exists in every state in America. In 2011, 17.9 million households were food insecure and 50.1 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. In the United States, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty.

On Saturday, May 10, the Center will present the PostClassical Ensemble performing the Silvestre Revueltas score to the 1936 film entitled Redes. Shot on location with a mix of professional actors and local fishermen and their families, the film focuses on the underprivileged Veracruz fishing community and its battles with big business, labor unions, and politics. Connected to issues of workers’ rights and corporate greed are issues of food and food justice, all of which are illuminated in the film.

Join UMD professors Perla M. Guerrero, Luka Arsenjuk and Psyche Williams-Forson, along with USC’s Orlando R. Serrano, Jr. as they discuss how food is at the heart of major policy flaws and societal disparities in the United States and around the world.

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