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Food Justice: Transforming the American food system, from seed to table

Robert Gottlieb

  • Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, Occidental College

Professor Robert Gottlieb, a long-time activist and historian of social movements, has been directly engaged in policy, program development, and community action projects in such areas as food systems, transportation, land use, the urban environment, and resource policy. He is the author or co-author of 12 books, including: Food Justice; Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City; Forcing the Spring: The Transformation of the American Environmental Movement; Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change; and A Life of its Own: The Politics and Power of Water.

His latest book, Food Justice, details the emerging movement that seeks to transform the American food system, from seed to table, making fresh fruits and vegetables accessible to all. In this talk, Gottlieb addresses the increasing disconnect between food and culture that has resulted from our highly industrialized food system. Gottlieb will give an encore presentation at 7 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe.

Co-sponsored by Community Food Connections and Changing Hands Bookstore.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.