Food Labor Research Center Reception
Please join us at the launch reception for the Food Labor Research Center (FLRC), a new project of the UC Berkeley Labor Center.
The FLRC is the first research center in the country to focus on the intersection of food justice and worker justice, and to raise awareness about the wages and working conditions of the 20 million workers in the U.S. food system. Founded this fall as a project of the UC Berkeley Labor Center, the FLRC has already collaborated with the Food Chain Workers Alliance to produce two reports, The Hands That Feed Us and A Dime a Day.
Join us for food, wine, and ‘food for thought’ from leading food and labor thinkers, including:
Raj Patel, best-selling author of The Value of Nothing and Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System
Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director, Food First, and editor, Food Movements Unite! Strategies to Transform Our Food Systems, plus author of Campesino a Campesino: Voices from Latin America's Farmer to Farmer Movement for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Rebellions! Crisis and the Hunger for Justice.
Joann Lo, Executive Director, Food Chain Workers Alliance
Saru Jayaraman, Director, Food Labor Research Center, UC Berkeley, co-founder and Co-Director, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, and author, Behind the Kitchen Door, forthcoming from Cornell University Press (2/2013)
Please RSVP to ucblaborcenter [at] berkeley [dot] edu by December 10, 2012.