Big Food ‘Feeding’ the Hungry Poor? Economic Democracy, Food Justice and Human Rights

Join us for a triple book launch to explore the topics of civil society, public policies and the right to food with Andy Fisher (Big Hunger), Annette Aurélie Desmarais (Public Policies for Food Sovereignty) and Graham Riches (Food Bank Nations).

October 2, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
C.K. Choi Building – Room 120, 1855 West Mall

Light refreshments with be provided, please RSVP.

Our speakers include:

Andy Fisher, a founding director of the Community Food Security Coalition in the USA and author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti Hunger Groups (MIT Press, 2017).

Annette Aurélie Desmarais, CRC in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty, University of Manitoba and co-editor of Public Policies for Food Sovereignty: Social Movements and the State (Routledge, 2017).

Graham Riches, emeritus professor of social work, UBC and author of Food Bank Nations: Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food (Routledge, 2018).

Moderated by Laura Castrejon Violante, ISGP PhD student, Land Use and Global Environment (LUGE) lab, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Liu Scholar.

Copies of books will be available to purchase.

Co-hosted by: UBC School of Social Work, UBC School of Public Policy & Global Affairs, the Liu Institute for Global Issues, the Food Systems Network (a Liu Scholars and CSFS group), and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems (CSFS) at the UBC Farm.