Join us for a discussion on how immigration and xenophobia play out in our food system. We'll be at the Humanist Hub from 5-8pm on March 12th. Find out more and RSVP here.
There's no question we're living in a time of tremendous xenophobia. The election and presidency of Donald Trump stoked the embers of bigotry while proposing a slew of anti-immigrant policies from the refugee ban to the border wall. Unfortunately regardless of their practically or legality, I suspect these policies are just the start to the administration's anti-immigrant agenda.
Backward immigration policies and xenophobia has been endemic to our American food system since Africans were brought over as slaves. I would argue our food system is racist and there is no stronger proof than the way we treat the mostly Latinx workers that grow, process, and prepare the food we eat. For this potluck I want to focus on four topics.
Suggested background materials.
I try to keep these materials to around an hour of reading, listening, and viewing. I'm always looking for more (and better) materials so please send them my way if you have suggestions,