This special dinner event takes a close look at issues of accessibility, inclusivity, nutrition, and justice in our local food system. The evening's keynote speaker, Margaret Gray, is author of Labor and the Locavore, The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic.
Craigardan is proud to be a part of the Food Justice Working Group, which was formed to bring together diverse stakeholders who seek to create a roadmap for inclusivity, accessibility, nutrition, and justice in the North Country local food system. The FJWG will begin addressing these issues through a food justice summit this Fall.
Invitation Only. Suggested donation $25 which includes dinner. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Margaret Gray is Associate Professor of Political Science at Adelphi University. Gray’s book Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic (2014) about on New York farmworkers and food politics was published by the University of California Press and won the 2014 Best Book Award from the Association for the Study of Food and Society and the 2014 Best Book Award from the Labor Project of the American Political Science Association. She received her PhD is from the CUNY Graduate Center (2006) and was a postdoctoral Rockefeller Fellow at Stony Brook University’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (2006-7). Her work focuses on low-wage, non-citizen workers in the agro-food industry and their civic, cultural, and economic opportunities. She has published academic and policy pieces including “Ethical Food: Can Foodies Help Promote Farmworker Justice?” in Progressive Planning Magazine (2013) and with Antoinette Pole “Farming Alone: What’s up with the C in CSA?” in Agriculture and Human Values (2013). Gray also has a decade’s experience working for nonprofits on economic justice.