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Bending Toward Justice: Food Charity and Public Policy

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Synopsis: This talk will explore the evolution of the charitable food sector in the United States, from an “emergency” phase in the 1980s through an Institutionalization phase, an Innovation phase, to a confrontation with inequality and Food Justice activism.
Start Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:30 PM
End Time: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 2:00 PM
Location: New Jersey Institute For Food, Nutrition And Health(Ifnh)
Address: 61 Dudley Road
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: 101
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Dr. Janet Poppendieck, Professor Emerita Department of Sociology, Hunter College, City University of New York
Sponsor: Department of Human Ecology
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
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Contact Name: Kristen Goodrich
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Contact Phone: (848) 932-9203
Additional Information: Dr. Poppendieck is the author of Free for All: Fixing School Food in America  (University of California Press, 2010), Sweet Charity? Emergency Food and the End of Entitlement (Viking, 1998, Penguin paperback, 1999), Breadlines Knee Deep in Wheat: Food Assistance in the Great Depression (Rutgers: 1986),  and articles on hunger, food assistance and public policy.
Target Audience: Current Students,  Researchers,  Commuters,  Undergraduate Students,  Graduate Students,  Faculty,  Staff,  Alumni,  General Public