Kathryn DeMaster public lecture

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Avogadro's Number, 605 S. Mason

New Tapestries: Weaving an Intersectional Food Justice Movement

Kathryn DeMaster is an Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Society, and Environment at the University of California-Berkeley.  She specializes in the sociology and political ecology of agriculture, agrarian change, rural livelihoods, farmland financialization, agri-environmental policy, food justice/sovereignty movements, heritage and terroir, diversified farming systems, and participatory mapping.

Dr. DeMaster's talk will glean lessons on food justice today by looking to three past social movements that used food within their movements. These movements are characterized by their attention to intersectional socio-environmental justice issues. Kathryn will explore the free hot breakfast program in Oakland and its relationship to the Black Panthers (with links to Black Lives Matter); the grape boycotts and the Chicanx movement (and links to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and tomato boycotts); and the revival of indigenous foods as part of the Standing Rock Sioux and No Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

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