Local2Global Advocates for Food Sovereignty

Friday, March 8, 2013

6 pm April 11 2013, Central Library, Kansas City, MO Reception and talk given by Saru Jayaraman of Restaurant Workers United

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.

for more 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 experience.

http://thewelcometable.net/behind-the-kitchen-door/

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