Listening sessions related to food systems and/or community development.

October 22, Chicago, IL.  Screening of Big Hunger “film” and Book Signing

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Hunger Environment and Nutrition Film Feastival.


October 2312:00-1:00 pm, Chicago, IL Big Hunger Talk and Book Signing

Co-sponsored by University of IL- Chicago Great Cities Institute and Dept. of Urban Planning and Policy

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October 23, 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm, Chicago, IL  Big Hunger Talk and Book Signing

Build Coffee

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October 24, 7:00-8:30 pm Grand Rapids, MI Big Hunger Talk and Book Signing

Co-sponsored by the Diocese of Grand Rapids, and Access of West Michigan

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October 25, 4:00-5:00 pm, East Lansing, MI. Seminar on Hunger Industrial Complex

Sponsored by Michigan State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Program.


October 2612:15-1:15. Madison, WI. Seminar on Hunger Industrial Complex

Sponsored by University of Wisconsin Institute for Research on Poverty

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October 26, 7:30-9:00 pm, Madison, WI Big Hunger Talk and Book Signing

Sponsored by Family Farm Defenders.

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October 30, 2:00-3:00 pm Corvallis, OR. Seminar on Hunger Industrial Complex

Sponsored by Oregon State University Food in Culture and Social Justice Program, Human Services Resource Center, and Slow Food Corvallis

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October 30, 7:00-8:30 pm Corvallis OR Big Hunger Book Talk and Signing

Sponsored by Grassroots Books

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November 2, 6:30-7:30 pm, Washington, DC. Big Hunger Comes to DC

Sponsored by George Washington University Food Institute

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November 3, 6:30-8:00 pm, Shepherdstown, WV Big Hunger Book Talk and Signing

Sponsored by Four Seasons Book Store

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November 9, 6:00-8:00 pm, Manchester UK. Food banks, hunger and poverty: Whose Responsibility?

With Hannah Lambie Mumford, author of Hungry Britain: the rise of Food Charity

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November 10, 1:00- 3:00 pm, Huddersfield, UK Big Hunger-Big Business? Food Poverty and the Hunger Industrial Complex

Sponsored by University of Huddersfield. With Chris Moeller, University of Huddersfield and Maddy Power, University of York

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November 14, 6:00-7:30 pm, London UK. Big Hunger: A Discussion with Andrew Fisher about the Politics of Food Banks

Sponsored by Independent Food Aid Network. With Tara Osman, North Paddington Food Bank; Dr. Andrew Williams, Cardiff University; Mohammed Mamdani, Sufra Food Bank; Chris Sunderland, Real Economy

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November 16, 5:30- 7:00 pm.  London UK. Food Thinkers Seminar

Sponsored by City University Food Thinkers Series

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November 17, Cardiff, UK

Sponsored by Cardiff University

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Event Date 10/22/2017
Event End Date 11/17/2017
Individual Price Free

Location: Ida Lee Recreation Center 60 Ida Lee Dr NW Leesburg, VA 20176


Join us for a panel discussion with producers growing on a range of acreage and variety of buyers from small-scale purchasers to large suppliers. Discuss the challenges of entering into the wholesale marketplace, learn what products buyers are looking for, and leave with new contacts in the industry.

Panelists will include representatives from Little Wild Things City Farm (farm, DC), Second Spring Farm (farm, VA), Coastal Sunbelt Produce (buyer, MD), From the Farmer (buyer, MD), Potomac Valley Organics (MD), and MOM's Organic Market (MD, DC, VA). 

Dinner will be provided through generous support from Loudoun County Department of Economic Development.

Email Caroline Selle at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions. 

Event Date 11/15/2017 5:00 pm ET
Event End Date 11/15/2017 9:00 pm ET
Individual Price FHCASA member discount
Meat, Money, and Minorities: How Animal Agriculture Disproportionately Harms Poor Communities of Color

Location: Klarman Hall- KG70, Cornell University


The victims beyond the slaughterhouse are impoverished communities and minorities.
This talk is the abridged version of Christopher Sebastian's Columbia class on power, oppression, and privilege where participants learn how anti-black racism and class discrimination are related to animal cruelty, and how incorporating animal rights and food empowerment into a broader socio-political agenda creates meaningful justice for all persons.
Participants will also hear why the mainstream vegan movement's focus on food choices absent of the inclusion of an intersectional socio-political platform is just consumer capitalism for hobbyists.

About the Speaker
The speaker, Christopher Sebastian, is a longtime social justice advocate who writes for Vegan Publishers, lectures at Columbia University, and is a board member of Peace Advocacy Network. His work examines the complex relationship between animal violence environmental racism, classism, and capitalism. He also does activism for LGBTQ communities as well as homeless people. 

This event will talk about a huge issue that is often ignored. It touches on environmental racism such as how the most harmful things about industrial farming, like animal waste, are often near Black and brown poor communities. It also serves to elevate the voices of underrepresented minorities that are often over looked in the white, male dominated vegan space. 

Pizza will be served!


Event Date 2/22/2018 4:30 pm ET
Event End Date 2/22/2018 6:30 pm ET
Individual Price FREE
Location Cornell University
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Food Sleuth Radio Guests/Topics for April 2018:
April 5th: Lori Griffin Byron, M.D. , Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and co-leader of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby Health Team, describes how climate change – rising levels of CO2, more severe and unpredictable weather, flooding and drought -- will impact food and agriculture, plus mental and physical health; and strategies for citizen action. 

April 12th: Dana Boyd Barr, Ph.D., Research professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, describes how the most widely used insecticide, chlorpyrifos (aka Dursban), damages the neurodevelopment of children, and the political difficulty banning it.!DBBARR
April 19th: Andrew Gunther, Executive Director, A Greener World, discusses food labels and terms, and the negative impact ofindustrial agriculture on farm animals, the environment, and society. 

April 26th: Dave Chapman, organic farmerdiscusses farming practices, protecting the integrity of the organic label, hydroponic vs. soil production, and the “Real Organic Project.” 
Event Date 4/5/2018 5:00 pm ET
Individual Price Free


"The Last Pig" is a compelling documentary that captures the deeply personal journey of one man (Ryan) during his final year as a pig farmer. Grappling with the ethics of killing, he decides to leave the “business of death” and instead sow seeds for a vegetable farm. This award-winning documentary is not yet available to the public, so please join us for this exclusive experience!

Ryan will be joining us, along with his pig Charlotte for a Q & A after the screening. Don't miss the chance of meeting an adorable pig whilst enjoying tasty FREE VEGAN PIZZA!


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Event Date 4/17/2018 6:00 pm ET
Event End Date 4/17/2018 7:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free
Location Cornell University