May 8, 2018 @ 7pm ¦ Carrboro, NC
Join us for the 5th event in the Equity at the Table Speaker Series to explore how anti-hunger movements can move beyond hunger relief with Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups.
Andy Fisher: “Can the Anti-Hunger Movement Solve Hunger, or Just Feed People?”
Andy Fisher is a leading national expert on community food security. In 1994, he co-founded and led the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC), the primary national alliance of groups working on food access and local food, until 2011. During this time, he played a key role in building the food movement, while gaining passage of various pieces of federal legislation, including the Community Food Projects and the Farm to School grant program. He has taught at various universities in Oregon, served as an interim director at Portland Fruit Tree Project, and consulted for numerous food and farm groups. His book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups (MIT Press, 2017) exposes the web of connections between the food industry and anti-hunger groups that impede the elimination of food insecurity. Andy lives in Portland, OR.
Copies of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups will be for sale at the event. A book signing will follow Fisher’s talk.
Speaker: Andy Fisher
May 8, 2018 @ 7pm // Carrboro, NC // Carrboro ArtsCenter //
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