Activists at the Table

This Saturday, March 15th, from 10am to 3pm in 60 Evans Hall at UC Berkeley, FFAC is hosting a conference exploring the surprising interc...

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This Saturday, March 15th, from 10am to 3pm in 60 Evans Hall at UC Berkeley, FFAC is hosting a conference exploring the surprising interconnections between food choices and activism. Join us for an afternoon of thought-provoking lectures, conversation, and free local, organic lunch provided by the Berkeley Student Food Collective Reserve your ticket online before they sell out! http://activistsatthetable.brownpapertickets.com/ Sliding scale $5-$15 donation requested at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Both students and community members are welcome. Speaker Line-Up 10:20-11:05 Devika Ghai, International Campaign Coordinator for Pesticide Action Network North America, explaining the impact of pesticides and GMOs and workers and farmers. 11:10-12 Katie Cantrell, Founder and Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, discussing the impact of industrial animal agriculture on workers and the global community 12-1 Lunch Break 1:05-1:50 Lauren Ornelas, Founder and Director of the Food Empowerment Project, speaking about environmental racism, food access issues, and worker conditions in the agriculture and chocolate industries. 2:00-2:50 Dr. Amie Breeze Harper, Research Fellow and Founder and Director of the Sistah Vegan Project. Through critical race and black feminist academic perspectives, Dr. Harper will speak about how veganism can be used as a platform to talk about the intersections of structural oppression (i.e. racism, speciesism, normative whiteness, ableism).

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