Big Hunger – Andy Fisher Book Release
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
“If you don’t understand why anti-hunger groups hardly ever advocate for higher wages or public health nutrition measures for low-income Americans, see Andy Fisher’s analysis: they owe too much to their food-company donors. Big Hunger is a call to action, one well worth heeding.”
—Marion Nestle, author of Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)
The 2016 election reminded us of the depth of economic insecurity across America, and of the political implications that come from ignoring this populist angst. The decline of Rust Belt communities since the 1980s has been paralleled by the rapid growth of food banks. Instead of challenging the government and corporations to provide living wages and good jobs, to support unions and oppose globalization, the anti-hunger movement has instead built alliances with Walmart, Tyson, and Monsanto, among other socially irresponsible companies. Big Hunger reveals the damage caused by this hunger-industrial complex, and offers a new vision for the anti-hunger movement to eliminate hunger through a focus on health, economic justice and local economies.
May 24, 2017– 6:30 pm at Multnomah County Library, Albina branch, 15th and Fremont NE, Registration required. Only 11 spaces left.
May 25, 2017– 12:30 pm at Portland State University, Parsons Gallery, 2nd floor, Urban Center, 506 SW Mill. No registration required
July 11, 2017– 7:30 pm at Powells, 1005 West Burnside Street. No registration required.