I will be on a panel of cultural workers discussing how art is intertwined with the food justice movement. I will be joined by two other panelists: Amara Tabor-Smith, Artistic Director, Deep Waters Dance Theater and Gail P. Myers, PhD, Executive Director, Farms to Grow, Inc.
Conference Title: Food Fights: Popular Struggles Beyond California Cuisine
Our panel is on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 11:05-12:25am - click here for full info
@ the Oakland Museum of California
California Studies Association in partnership with the Oakland Museum of California, presents the CSA Annual Conference 2011. California has been a historical epicenter to successive revolutions in what we eat, where it comes from, and how it is produced and marketed—from the rise of agri-business and growers’ co-ops during the late 19th/early 20th century to the turn to health food in the 1970s to today’s slow food and food justice movements. This event brings together activists, scholars, community leaders, and the broader public to explore food as a fulcrum of political and social change over time. Sessions will focus on three themes: Food Justice, Organizing the Food Chain, and Agri-Culture.