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.
Previous presentations available in video
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.