THE 29TH CONFERENCE IN THE SOCIAL RESEARCH SERIES, PRESENTED BY THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC SCHOLARSHIP AT THE NEW SCHOOL, APRIL 18-19, 2013, NYC
The conference will examine the complex relationships between food and migration. Food scarcity is not only at the root of much human displacement and migration—the food industry also offers immigrants an entry point into the U.S. economic system and it, simultaneously, confines migrants to low wages and poor, if not unsafe, work conditions. In addition, food allows immigrants to maintain their cultural identity. The conference places issues of immigration and food service work in the context of a broader social justice agenda and explores the cultural role food plays in expressing cultural heritage.
The keynote address will be given by Dolores Huerta, co-founder and first Vice President Emeritus of United Farm Workers of America, on Thursday, April 18 at 6:00pm.
Conference participants include Aurora Almendral, Sean Basinski, Yong Chen, Alexandra Délano, Hasia Diner, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, James C. Hathaway, Saru Jayaraman, Ellen Ernst Kossek, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, Arup Maharatna, Fabio Parasecoli, Jeffrey Pilcher, Dwaine Plaza, Krishnendu Ray, Monique Truong, Koko Warner, and Tiphanie Yanique. The complete conference program and speakers' bios are available online.
The New School’s Center for Public Scholarship and the Food Studies Program presents this conference in collaboration with the Writing Program, India China Institute, Vera List Center for Art and Politics, Center for New York City Affairs, Global Studies Program, Gender Studies Program, and International Center for Migration, Ethnicity,
and Citizenship (ICMEC).
CHINA INSTITUTE, April 16
KOREA SOCIETY, April 17
FEET IN 2 WORLDS, April 18
EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO, April 20
$45 FULL CONFERENCE + PROCEEDINGS
$15 PER SESSION + PROCEEDINGS
FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS, NEW SCHOOL ALUMNI, STAFF (ELIGIBLE TO BUY PROCEEDINGS FOR $9)
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