Undercover at Walmart: A Conversation with Tracie McMillan
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:00pm - 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.