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Race, Green Capitalism and Farmers' Markets
Date Saturday March 16
Time 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location Details
Saturday North Oakland Farmers' Market
942 Stanford Ave. Oakland, CA
Event Type Class/Workshop
Alison Hope Alkon, a sociology professor at University of the Pacific in Stockton, will facilitate a conversation about questions of "food justice," including what injustices the movement seeks to address, what kind of work it involves, and who gets to frame how this movement should look, in addition to a discussion of her own research. Alison is the editor of the book Cultivating Food Justice, which is a collection of essays used in many college classrooms to introduce students to thinking about how food systems intersect with inequalities of race and class. She's also the author of the book Black, White and Green, which examines two farmers markets—one in West Oakland and the other in North Berkeley—to explore the possibilities food activism can hold for social, racial and environmental justice. Come join her for a conversation about the promises and pitfalls of food justice activism.
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