Kansas City, MO public Library and Local to Global Advocates for Justice present:
6 pm April 11 2013, Central Library, Kansas City, MO
Reception and talk given by Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Workers United
on why living
wages for restaurant workers, some of the lowest wages in the US (and
around the world) (about $2 an hour and while many receive tips not all
do.) reduce hunger and improve the health of undeserved populations.
Many restaurant t workers cannot afford the food they serve and many are
hungry themselves. Hunger is the number 1 health problem in the world
according to the World health Organization.
information and if you would like to have Saru talk to a group while she
is here in Kansas City, contact Maria Whittaker here in facebook. We
are negotiating more dates and speaking engagements for her to promote
the work of Restaurant Workers United.
Behind the Kitchen
Door: What Every Diner Should Know About the People Who Feed Us is a
groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic, and moral
implications of eating out. What’s at stake when we choose a restaurant
is not only our own health or “foodie” experience, but the health and
well-being of the second-largest private sector workforce—the lives of
10 million people, many immigrants, many people of color, who bring
passion, tenacity, and important insight into the American dining