Can the Anti-Hunger Movement Solve Hunger, or Just Feed People?

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The Come to the Table program presents its Equity at the Table Speaker Series, featuring a unique and diverse roster of distinguished speakers addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, while educating the community about food security issues.

Please join us for the fifth talk in the series, Can the Anti-Hunger Movement Solve Hunger, or Just Feed People? The talk will be delivered by Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. There will be a book signing after the event with book copies available for sale.

Speaker: Andy Fisher

"Can the Anti-Movement Solve Hunger, or Just Feed People?"

Date: May 8, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm

Location: ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC

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 elminination of food insecurity. Andy lives in Portland, OR.

RAFI will host the Equity at the Table Speaker Series in locations across North Carolina from March through August 2018. The series is designed for people who are working in the intersection of equity and food security and for those with the desire to think more critically about equity in their work and volunteerism.

RAFI invites people of faith, farmers, activists, and journalists to come hear these perspectives.



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