The Empty Plate: Fighting Hunger in the Age of Trump

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Co-hosted by CUESA and the Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN), The Empty Plate will discuss the state of food ​in​security under the current administration and what individuals, activists, and communities are doing to address it. ​Expert panelists will share stories from the field in urban and rural California​ and ​​will explore ​the ​potential ​impact of the ​Trump administration’s ​proposed SNAP cuts, watered-down school lunch standards, and anti-immigrant policies on ​community ​food security. ​The panelists will ​​offer opportunities to be engaged in solutions​ alongside anti-hunger ​organizations, school districts, farmworker advocates, and ​local communities​.

Location: Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor of the Ferry Building, San Francisco

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6:00 to 7:30 pm: Panel

7:30 to 8:00 pm: Reception featuring refreshments from CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (included with panel admission)

The previous evening, November 8, an optional VIP dinner will help fund FERN’s watchdog reporting on food and agriculture issues.

No one will be turned away from the panel for lack of funds. Please contact for scholarship information.

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