First Wednesdays Lecture Series

Free talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May.

Life on the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont

Those who put food on our tables disproportionately experience food insecurity in their own homes. For more than seven years, UVM professor Teresa Mares has studied food access among the Latinx farmworker community in Vermont. Her ethnographic research illuminates the many ways workers sustain themselves and their families while also serving as the backbone of the state’s agricultural economy.

Teresa Mares is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Vermont and the author of the forthcoming book, The Other Border: Sustaining Farmworkers in the Dairy Industry.

1 Comment

  1. Frederick Edmonds

    I appreciated the lecture very much. We live in an area of Michigan where apple orchards are abundant. I had thought of economic insecurity, in general, being an issue with Latinx farm workers. But food insecurity brings the matter a little closer to home for me… and one where I feel I might be able to make a contribution. Perhaps just in reaching out to some workers this summer and opening the door to a trusting relationship.