‘Food and Freedom Ride’; Brown Bag Lunch Presentation
- Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, noon to 1:30 p.m.
- Dole Institute of Politics, KU campus, Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: All ages
LAWRENCE, KS-- On Sunday, August 7th, young leaders from across America will join civil rights leaders to launch a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. The twist --- the Food & Freedom Ride will expose food injustices from the hood to the heartland while sharing examples of alternatives emerging throughout the country. The Food and Freedom Ride will make a stop at the Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence on Friday August 12th. There will be a brown bag seminar where the riders will share stories from their journey, connecting lessons from the civil rights movement with the growing food movement of the 21st century. The event coincides with the final day of the “Freedom Riders“ photo exhibit currently on display at the Dole Institute. “We’ve inherited a more just world, and many valuable lessons from the Civil Rights movement,” says Live Real Director, Anim Steel “We’re taking this journey in part to pay our respects to the fearless Freedom Riders who paved the way for a more just society. Without them, our journey wouldn’t be possible.” Join Food & Freedom Riders in Lawrence for a participatory dialogue about food, agriculture, and federal policy. The brown bag seminar will include a brief overview of federal policy impacts on food and farming systems, and the people’s movement for real food solutions.