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Speaker: Andrea Freeman, University of Hawaii
Why do white supremacists love milk? Why are young people the targets of relentless food marketing – in schools and on social media – that makes them sick? Are our food choices really choices at all? Why is there such a stark racial divide in food-related illnesses and deaths? This talk explores how cooperation between the government and large food and agricultural corporations creates food oppression. It explains how racial stereotypes and popular myths about personal responsibility serve as a cover for this oppression. It traces food oppression back to colonization and enslavement and wonders what a food revolution might look like.
Andrea Freeman is a Professor of Law and Carlsmith Ball Faculty Scholar at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. She is a Fulbright King’s College London Research Scholar (2020-21) and author of Ruin Their Crops on the Ground (2023) and Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race, and Injustice (2019).
The talk will be followed by an online Q&A session.
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