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Big Hunger @ Marylhurst University | Free, Discussion on The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups

May 17 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Flavia Salon, Flavia Hall, Marylhurst University
17600 Pacific Highway (Hwy. 43)
Marylhurst, Oregon 97036
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Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups
w/ Andrew Fisher
More info: events.marylhurst.edu

Food banks and food pantries were meant to be a stopgap measure, but manufacturing jobs never came back, recession followed, and the “emergency food system” became an industry.

In Big Hunger, author Andrew Fisher argues that many key anti-hunger advocates are missing an essential element of the problem: economic inequality driven by low wages. His research finds that efforts to end hunger, reduce obesity, and reform farm subsidies are compromised by corporate interests.

Encouragingly, Big Hunger sets forth a vision for what we can do to put food banks out of business and solve hunger.

In 1994, Andy Fisher co-founded and led the Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC), a first of its kind national alliance of hundreds of groups working on urban food access and local food. Fisher led CFSC as Executive Director for 15 years, creating and gaining momentum for the concept of community food security while building the food movement as a whole. He successfully led advocacy efforts and passage of crucial federal nutrition legislation to address food security, including the establishment of the Community Food Projects and Farm to School grants. Fisher is an expert on a variety of food system topics and tactics, including food policy councils, community food assessments, healthy corner stores, coalition building, and farm to cafeteria programs.

Fisher is an activist, NGO consultant, and an adjunct teacher at Portland University in Oregon. His book, Big Hunger, is the launch for a new vision for how to untangle corporate interests from food banks and the anti-hunger movement.

The Marylhurst Speaker Series is hosted by Marylhurst University’s Department of Interdisciplinary and Applied Liberal Arts.

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Cider-Mosa Weekends @ Portland Cider House | Liquid Brunch

May 20
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Portland Cider House
3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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May 20
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Portland, OR United States

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Forces of Nature: Historic Portland Floods, Fires, Ice & Snow
All Ages
More info: pittockmansion.org

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Photo courtesy of Oregon Historical Society, #43943.

2018 Mt. Tabor Art Walk Open House | Free, Tour Mt Tabor Community Education Resource Center, Art Exhibits

May 20
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tabor Heights United Methodist Church
6161 SE Stark St.
Portland, Oregon 97215 United States
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As a sponsor of the Tabor Art Walk, the Mt Tabor Community Education Resource Center.org (CERC) will host artists from the community and display their works during the exhibit. (more…)