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Food Justice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Conference Day 1

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Institute for the Humanities, the UIC Chancellor's Initiative in the Humanities
Location
Student Center East
Date
Apr 4, 2013   5:00 pm  
Speaker
Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation
Cost
Free. Open to the public.
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Lecture Title: "Food Justice and American Injustice"

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to explore issues of food justice in historical context as well as in terms of contemporary policy debates. Conference sessions will address themes of food and war, food aid and humanitarianism, moral and ethical issues in defining hunger and famine, the tensions between local and global food systems, and alternative urban food movements (specifically in Chicago). The conference is intended to foster in-depth discussion. To that end, conference papers will be pre-circulated among participants as well as a limited number of public guests.

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