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Public Lecture: Food Movements Unite!

Featuring Eric Holt-Giménez, Editor and Food First Executive Director. YES! Magazine is a co-sponsor of this event.

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When

07:00 PM 09:00 PM Jan 19, 2012

Where

University of Washington Architecture Hall (Rm. 147)

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Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems

In communities around the world the power of the people is at work regaining control of our ailing food systems. According to the latest book from Food First, the global food movement is diverse, widespread, refreshingly creative and tremendously powerful. Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems brings us the words, insights and vision of the remarkable farmers, workers and consumers from rural and urban communities around the globe as they address the critical question:

How can we unite to transform the global food system?

The 21 activists and practitioners contributing to this work write “from the trenches” of the food, fuel and environmental crises have much to say about our food future and the potential of this unprecedented “movement of movements.” From the writings of Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved and Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, to João Pedro Stédile of the Brazilian Landless Worker’s Movement, this insightful book is a window into the thinking and actions of the people committed to bringing us affordable, healthy food in ways that harm neither the planet nor its people.

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