Undercover at Walmart: A Conversation with Tracie McMillan

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

A Conversation About The American Way of Eating and the People Who Feed Us

Join CUESA for a conversation between Tracie McMillan, journalist and author of the recently released book The American Way of Eating, and Sandy Brown, co-owner of Swanton Berry Farm. After going undercover to labor in the fields of industrial farms, stock groceries at Walmart, and work in the kitchen at Applebee’s, McMillan–called “a voice the food world needs” by the New York Times–has some eye-opening tales to tell about the inner workings of the corporate food system. Swanton Berry Farm’s Sandy Brown, who is also a UC Berkeley graduate student researching farm labor and fair trade certifications, will talk with McMillan about labor, privilege, politics, and eating in America.

The talk will be followed by a book signing (books for sale by Book Passage) and reception with farmers market refreshments.

Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, second floor of the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero (at Market Street) in San Francisco.

Cosponsored by Book Passage and Food Chain Workers Alliance.

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About CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn More »