Join Eric Holt-Giménez, author and Executive Director of Food First, for a stimulating discussion of his latest book (co-authored by Raj Patel with Annie Shattuck) Food Rebellions: Crisis and the Hunger for Justice. Learn about the root causes driving the food crisis and the powerful movements that have risen in response.
When: Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Where: 1199SEIU Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center Auditorium, 310 West 43rd St. (btwn 8th and 9th Avenues), Manhattan
Sponsored by the Alberto Lovera Bolivarian Circle of NY, in partnership with WhyHunger, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, and the Small Planet institute
This event is free and open to the public – bring your friends!
For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Food Rebellions:
In this very timely book, two of the world’s most prominent critics of the global food system, Eric Holt-Giménez and Raj Patel, dissect the causes of hunger and the food price crisis, locating them in a political economy of capitalist industrial production dominated by corporations and driven by the search for profits for the few instead of the welfare of the many. The picture that emerges is a political economy of global production that is failing badly in terms of feeding the world and is itself contributing to the spread of inequalities that promote hunger.
--Walden Bello, senior analyst at Focus on the Global South, Bangkok
***** Personal note from our co-director *****
This event looks really cool - Raj Patel's "Stuffed and Starved" is a really interesting look at local, democratic solutions to problems that afflict food systems around the world, and he is a pretty engaging speaker, too. I don't know anything about Eric Holt-Gimenez, but I'm willing to bet it's going to be an interesting event, and I'm planning to go.
Hope to see some of you there!