CAGJ Presents: “Climate, Food and Race: Challenges for the Food Movement” – Oct 27

Talk given by Eric Holt-Giménez, Director of Food First / The Institute for Food and Development Policy
Location: UW Campus, Intellectual House (See map here) .
Tuesday, October 27th; 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Alliance for Global Justice aims to raise awareness about the connections between climate justice and food sovereignty. CAGJ is pleased that Eric Holt-Giménez will speak on this topic as part of a Northwest tour to mark Food First’s 40th birthday, coordinated by CAGJ. About Eric’s talk: “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 WA programs, including: Anthropology, CHID, Environmental and Occupational Health, Geography, Latin American and Caribbean Studies – Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Program on the Environment, SPH Nutritional Sciences Program.