TBR Essays reflect a writers own views on contemporary topics.
Please join us on Friday, October 15, starting at 5:30 pm at Boise State Downtown, 301 S. Capitol Blvd. to discuss contemporary alternative food and agricultural issues through the lenses of gender, immigration, socio-economics, geography and economic history. Several TBR 6 writers will be on hand to present their articles and to lead group discussions on their topics.
Please bring a dish to share if you are able! This event is free and open to the public (children also welcome)!
At the Broken Tables: A Food and Inequality Potluck and Teach-in event, the Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force will also present a signed governor’s proclamation declaring October “Hunger and Food Security Awareness Month.” The proclamation asserts, among other things, that “hunger and food insecurity are serious problems and are recognized as affecting communities and our tribal organizations across this state — not only those who suffer its immediate and direct effects, but all of our society.”
We will present a framed copy of the proclamation to a community food activist at the event.
The essays in TBR 6 include:
- Som Castellano’s introduction to the topic.
- Douglas Constance (Sam Houston State University) on the history and consequences of economic concentration in the agrifood system.
- Danielle Deemer (University of New Haven) on the relationship between social class and concern for animal welfare.
- Dvera Saxton (Fresno State) on farmworker injustice and health.
- Lisa Meierotto (Boise State) on the relationship between immigration policy and food security.
- Thomas Wuerzer, Vanessa Fry and Carl Anderson (Boise State) on spatial inequality and food access in Ada County.
- Analena Bruce (Rutgers) on the labor involved in producing food for alternative food networks.
- And Som Castellano discussing the persistence of gender inequality in the local food movement.
The views and opinions expressed here are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect those of Boise State University, the Center for Idaho History and Politics, or the School of Public Service.