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Prevention Institute

January 27, 2012

Labor Across the Food System Conference
Presented by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Labor Studies
Santa Cruz, CA
Friday and Saturday, February 3 -4, 2012
A reception, co-sponsored by Prevention Institute, Berkeley Media Studies Group, and The Praxis Project, will follow Friday night’s keynote lecture.

To advance an equitable, sustainable, and just food system, addressing the health, rights, and well-being of laborers is critical. Yet, while the food system has become the focus of multi-disciplinary scholarly analysis, public policy making, and grass roots advocacy, food system workers are largely absent from the conversation.

The 2012 conference in Santa Cruz will bring together key scholars and activists from California and beyond to engage in critical discussions of the role of labor and social justice in reshaping the food system.  Following a Friday night keynote lecture by local historian Frank Bardacke, the conference will highlight core issues in food labor with particular emphasis on farm labor, food processing, shipping and retail, and food service and restaurants. 
The conference is free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

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