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Climate, Food and Race: Challenges for the Food Movement

Eric Holt-Giménez

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Architecture 147
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Global warming has become the largest single threat to health, community well-being and the environment, worldwide. Mass migrations, famine, and conflict over food and water access and the concomitant spread of chronic and communicable disease are already underway. The disastrous effects of climate change fall hardest on low-income communities and people of color, in the US and around the world. “Climate victims” are linked by the critically high levels of vulnerability; the result of historical (and recent) processes of dispossession, exploitation and oppression. Our modern food system is at the center of both the causes and effects of climate change.  Pathways to community climate resilience and the reversal of global warming pass through the multiple challenges of capitalism, racism—and food.

Sponsored by Community Alliance for Global Justice and University of Washington:

Anthropology, CHID, Geography, Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Program on the Environment, School of Public Health Nutritional Sciences Program and Urban Design and Planning.

For more information, please contact CAGJ. 206-405-4600