Fast Food, Slow Food & Food Justice: Global Policies Creating Global Hunger
School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Maryland Luka Arsenjuk
Department of American Studies, University of Maryland Perla M. Guerrero
Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California Orlando R. Serrano Jr.
Department of American Studies, University of Maryland Psyche Williams-Forson
Moderator Kojo Nnamdi
On Saturday, May 10, the Center will present PostClassical Ensemble performing the Silvestre Revueltas score to the 1936 film entitled Redes. Shot on location with a mix of professional actors and local fishermen and their families, the film focuses on the underprivileged Veracruz fishing community and its battles with big business, labor unions and politics. Connected to issues of workers’ rights and corporate greed are issues of food and food justice, all of which are illuminated in the film.
Food insecurity exists in every state in America. In 2011, 17.9 million households were food insecure, and 50.1 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. In the United States, hunger isn’t caused by a lack of food, but rather the continued prevalence of poverty.
Join UMD professors Perla M. Guerrero, Luka Arsenjuk and Psyche Williams-Forson, along with USC’s Orlando R. Serrano Jr., as they discuss how food is at the heart of major policy flaws and societal disparities in the United States and around the world.
Creative Dialogues is a free conversation series designed to inspire cross-disciplinary conversations around issues that inspire and motivate artists to create their work.
This event is part of our Civil War to Civil Rights: The Well-Being of a Nation series.