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 insecurity 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
- Jessica Bartholow/Policy Advocate at the Western Center on Law & Poverty
- Elizabeth Gomez/Associate Director of Client Services at the Alameda County Community Food Bank
- Alexis Guild/Senior Health Policy Analyst at Farmworker Justice
- Ricardo Salvador/Director and Senior Scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists
- Moderator: Sam Fromartz/Editor-in-Chief of the Food & Environment Reporting Network
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for scholarship information.