The East Side Freedom Library invites you to The Politics of the Pantry: A Book Talk with Author Emily Twarog on Saturday, January 20, 1:00PM-3:00PM.
Join us for a discussion with author Emily Twarog about her new book, THE POLITICS OF THE PANTRY: HOUSEWIVES, FOOD, AND CONSUMER PROTEST IN TWENTIETH CENTURY AMERICA.
Emily teaches History and Labor Studies at the University of Illinois. Several local scholars and activists will share their responses to the book and then engage Emily and each other in a conversation, inviting us all to join in.
This panel will include Linda Leighton, a veteran local labor activist from SEIU 284 and the IWW, Ayantu Tibeso, an activist in the local Oromo community, and Alessandra Williams, an educator and arts-activist and now Assistant to the Director for the East Side Freedom Library. Read an interview with Emily here: https://www.lawcha.org/2017/10/13/emily-twarog-new-book-politics-pantry/
Food Politics’ Marion Nestle writes about the book: “Who knew that American housewives were up in arms throughout the last century about rising food prices and misleading package information. Twarog traces the history of how these movements developed, their connections to unions and women’s auxiliaries, and how twentieth-century politics systematically destroyed them.” Read more here: https://www.foodpolitics.com/2017/10/weekend-reading-politics-of-the-pantry/#.WfCz-WDLmyY.gmail