According to restaurant workers’ advocate Saru Jayaraman the food system is broken—but there is a revolution underway to fix it. She brings us a livestream conversation drawing from her co-edited book Bite Back: People Taking On Corporate Food and Winning, presenting an urgent call to action and a vision for disrupting corporate power in the food system, a vision shared with countless organizers and advocates worldwide.
In conversation with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, Jayaraman shares insight from leading experts and activists who are challenging corporate power by addressing injustices in our food system, from wage inequality to environmental destruction to corporate bullying. She outlines the problems arising from corporate control of the food system and encourages us to explore the core contemporary challenges embedded in our food system. Join Jayaraman and Reynolds to learn how we can push back against corporate greed to benefit workers and consumers everywhere.
Saru Jayaraman is the Co-Founder and President of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. The story of Saru and her co-founder’s work founding ROC has been chronicled in the book The Accidental American.
Ross Reynolds is KUOW’s Executive Producer for Community Engagement. Before that he was a KUOW program host for 16 years. He has also been KUOW’s News Director, Program Director, and host of the weekly KCTS-TV interview program Upon Reflection.
Presented by Town Hall Seattle.