College of Humanities

The Central American Lecture Series Presents:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Little Theater - NH 121

The Central American Lecture Series Presents: Immigrant Workers in the Food System

Join us for an insightful talk on workers in the contemporary food system by Lauren Ornelas, founder of the Food Empowerment Project.

factory workers working on assembly line

The past decade has brought tremendous and much needed attention to the connections between food choices, health, and environmental sustainability. Despite this exposure, however, several foundational aspects of the contemporary food system have remained at the margins of most mainstream debates. Notably, concerns related to the rights of food system workers, specifically immigrant workers have often been overlooked. This talk will address significant ethical questions about the intersecting exploitation of workers and animals, and how these issues relate to larger questions about health, equity, and sustainability in the food system.