Third Thursday Lunches

Next Third Thursday: November 15th 

(no lunch in December-resuming January 2019)

“Food Apartheid in Louisville Exposes Hunger Capitalism”

with Andrew Kang Bartlett

Is food a God-given right or simply another commodity from which to profit? Louisville has a tiered food structure that reveals the racist and exploitative nature of our local food system. We will look at this injustice and explore ways of addressing Louisville’s food apartheid using home-grown models and experiences from around the country.  Andrew Kang Bartlett works with the Presbyterian Church (USA) Hunger Program and volunteers locally with the Food in Neighborhoods (FIN) Community Coalition and nationally with the US Food Sovereignty Alliance.

Hotel Louisville • 120 West Broadway (Corner of First & Broadway)
– Free Off-Street Parking –
Buffet Lunch at 11:30 • Presentation at Noon • $7.00 at the Door
Reservations required by MONDAY before the lunch
RSVP to Pat Geier, 502-609-7985, pgeier@fastmail.fm
PLEASE NOTE:  If you make a reservation and then need to cancel, please cancel by the Monday reservation deadline. Failing to do so means that Hotel Louisville prepares more food than we need and we are charged for the meal that is not canceled. We thank you and look forward to seeing you!

Previous presentations available in video

Racial and Socio-Economic Equity Issues in Jefferson County Public Schools”
Shameka Parrish-Wright a “Bail Disruptor” for the Bail Project presents the case against bail.
Originating in the Bronx, NY, the Bail Project is a new non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail
system one person at a time. Louisville has been chosen as one of the first sites to begin this vital work because of its high rates of incarceration and pretrial detention. The Louisville Community Bail Fund opened its office in May. Shameka Parrish-Wright, the Fund’s Bail Disruptor, will explain her unique job and the promises it holds for making a positive impact on poor people.