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In The Struggle: A Conversation on Industrial Agribusiness, Politics, and Activist Scholarship

Panel discussion on agricultural justice and policy issues in New York City and State


The Food Studies program at The New School hosts a discussion on timely agricultural justice and policy issues in New York featuring panelists from New York State government, academia, and community-based organizations. The event will begin with a talk by the authors of the recently published book, In the Struggle: Scholars and the Fight Against Industrial Agribusiness in California, which documents historic, subterranean confrontations over water rights, labor organizing, and the corruption of democratic principles and public institutions. This will be followed by a panel discussion on activist scholarship and political engagement, particularly as it relates to food systems, agriculture, economic, and social justice in New York City and State. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. 

New York State Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the New York State Assembly Committee on Agriculture

New York State Senator Michelle Hinchey, Chair of the New York State Senate Committee on Agriculture

Dr. Daniel O’Connell, Central Valley Partnership

Dr. Scott Peters, Department of Global Development, Cornell University

Christa Nunez, The Learning Farm, Khuba International and CAN Cooperative Media

Onika Abraham, Farm School NYC; and Black Farmers United of New York State

Moderated by Dr. Kristin Reynolds, Chair of Food Studies at The New School

December 13, 2021, 6:00PM to 7:30PM

This event is free and open to the public. Register here to attend. Registered attendees will receive the Zoom link via email.

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The New School
Merrie Snead


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