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Essential Work in the Food System: Imagining a Better Future

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May 3, 2023: 7:00 pm

Consumers are increasingly concerned with what goes into their food and demand a healthier and more ecologically sustainable food system. However, labor is rarely part of the so-called sustainable food discussion. Dr. Mares shares her ongoing research on food and farmworkers, focusing both on local labor concerns in the dairy industry and national conversations about essential work.

About Teresa Mares

Teresa Mares is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont and directs the Graduate Program in Food Systems. Her research focuses on labor in the food system, food security and food sovereignty, and migration from Latin America. Her first book Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont was published by University of California Press (2019). She is working on her second book (with co-author Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern) titled Will Work for Food: Labor Across the Food System.

Underwriter: Anne Commire Fund for Women in the Humanities

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May 3, 2023
7:00 pm
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Lucinda Walker
(802) 649-1184


Norwich Public Library
368 Main St
Norwich, VT 05055 United States
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