$10 – $500

The Empty Plate: Fighting Hunger in the Age of Trump

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Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 2nd floor

One Ferry Building

San Francisco, CA 94111

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The Empty Plate will discuss the state of food ​in​security under the current administration and what individuals, activists, and communities are doing to address it. ​Expert panelists will share stories from the field in urban and rural California​ and ​​will explore ​the ​potential ​impact of the ​Trump administration's ​proposed SNAP cuts, watered-down school lunch standards, and anti-immigrant policies on ​community ​food security. ​The panelists will ​​offer opportunities to be engaged in solutions​ alongside anti-hunger ​organizations, school districts, farmworker advocates, and ​local communities​.

This panel is co-hosted by the Food & Environment Reporting Network and CUESA

Panelists include (full bios available here):

  • Ricardo Salvador/Director and Senior Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Elizabeth Gomez/Associate Director of Client Services at the Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Jessica Bartholow/Policy Advocate at the Western Center on Law & Poverty
  • Alexis Guild/Senior Health Policy Analyst at Farmworker Justice
  • Moderator: Sam Fromartz/Editor-in-Chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network

Following the panel, all attendees will enjoy a reception featuring refreshments from CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

VIP ticketholders are eligible to attend a seasonal, organic dinner at Boulibar in the Ferry Building NOW BEING HELD THE EVENING BEFORE THE PANEL: WEDNESDAY 11/8: 7:00PM..

Proceeds from the VIP dinner will fund FERN’s watchdog reporting on food and agriculture issues.

VIP Dinner 11/8: 7:00pm.

Panel* 11/9: 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Farmers market bites reception: 7:30pm to 8:00pm

All ticket buyers will receive an electronic coupon for 50% off an annual subscription to FERN's Ag Insider, a daily news site covering federal and state food and agriculture policy. This is special event pricing.

Attendees may elect to receive a copy of FERN's print anthology "The Dirt: Dispatches from the front lines of food and farming 2011-2016" for an additional $40. Select "The Dirt" add-on item at checkout.

*No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact julie@cuesa.org for scholarship information.

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Port Commission Hearing Room, Ferry Building, 2nd floor

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