FROM FARM TO CANAL STREET Book Talk w/author Valerie Imbruce

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Bamboo Garden @5 Essex St

5 Essex Street

New York, NY 10002

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A free book talk about the produce economy of Chinatown.

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On the sidewalks of Manhattan's Chinatown, you can find street vendors and greengrocers selling bright red litchis in the summer and mustard greens and bok choy no matter the season. The neighborhood supplies more than two hundred distinct varieties of fruits and vegetables that find their way onto the tables of immigrants and other New Yorkers from many walks of life. Chinatown may seem to be a unique ethnic enclave, but it is by no means isolated. It has been shaped by free trade and by American immigration policies that characterize global economic integration. In From Farm to Canal Street, Valerie Imbruce tells the story of how Chinatown's food network operates amid—and against the grain of—the global trend to consolidate food production and distribution. Through a presentation led by Think!Chinatown, we’ll learn about Valerie’s research and discuss what it means for Chinatown’s future.

This event is produced & presented by Think!Chinatown. Thank you to DLJ for sponsoring this free event.

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THINK!CHINATOWN is a non-profit based in Manhattan's Chinatown. We are here to listen, to respond, and to build Chinatown's capacities as a strong and vibrant immigrant neighborhood of NYC. We value intergenerational learning and self-representative storytelling. We design collaborative projects and strategically use volunteer talent and energy. Our mission is to attract and connect resources to Chinatown business, culture groups and organizations using the tools of design and community engagement. Learn more about us, and the many projects we're working on. We're always looking for volunteers... JOIN US! www.thinkchinatown.org

VALERIE IMBRUCE is a professor and director at the Office of Undergraduate Research Center at Binghamton University, SUNY. Her research led to the viral 2016 Wall Street Journal article “Why Fruits and Veggies Are So Crazy Cheap in Chinatown.”

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Bamboo Garden @5 Essex St

5 Essex Street

New York, NY 10002

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