Jennifer Gaddis, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Society and Community Studies, will reveal how public investment can transform the National School Lunch Program and why it matters for economic, racial, and environmental justice.
What if school lunches were of such high quality that all children actually wanted to eat them? What if they were cooked on-site with fresh, local ingredients by well-paid kitchen staff and served to each child with care? And what if the National School Lunch Program was a universal social service, providing free lunches to all children regardless of their family income? By challenging fundamental assumptions about school food, and highlighting already existing alternatives, this talk moves beyond critique to imagine a politics of the possible.
6:00 p.m. Welcome
6:30–7:30 p.m. Program
8:00 p.m. Event concludes
This casual, free event is open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Questions? Contact Nancy Powell at 608-308-5104.