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Back to the City: Gentrification and the Struggle for Food Justice in Oakland, CA - A Lecture by Dr. Alison Alkon

  • Rita Anne Rollins Building at the Candler School of Theology, Room 252 1531 Dickey Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 United States (map)

Join Emory University and local food community members for a lecture and discussion about the future and present of food justice movements. 

The event will be held in Room 252 of the Rita Anne Rollins Building at the Candler School of Theology, 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta GA 30322. Free parking is available in the Peavine Visitors Lot on Eagle Row beginning after 4 pm.

Dr. Alkon’s work seeks to “understand and advocate for food justice by exploring the ways that racial and economic identities and inequalities affect efforts to create sustainable food systems.“ Her first book, Black, White, and Green: Farmers Markets, Race, and the Green Economy, an ethnography of race and class at farmers markets in Berkeley and Oakland, is taught in food studies courses nationwide. She has also co-edited two books on food justice: Cultivating Food Justice with Dr. Julian Ageyman and The New Food Activism with Julie Guthman.

Sponsored by : Anthropology - BSHE Social Determinants of Health Certificate - Candler Creation Keepers - Institute for Liberal Arts - Master's in Development Practice - Sociology - Office of Sustainability Initiatives.