“Fast Food Nation” author Eric Schlosser to speak tomorrow on Food Justice at UIC (Apr 4)

The UIC Institute for the Humanities is excited to announce a public lecture by Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, tomorrow, April 4, 2013 at 5 PM in 750 South Halsted, University of Illinois at Chicago. Schlosser will address “Food Justice and American Injustice.”

Fast_food_nationSchlosser’s first book, Fast Food Nation (2001) helped start a revolution in how Americans think about that they eat.  Remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, the book remains as relevant today as it was a decade ago.  As an investigative journalist, Schlosser addresses how the fast food industry prompted the homogenization of society and influenced our understanding of national and global food systems.

Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation, and The New Yorker. His other books include Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market and Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food, a children’s book he co-wrote with Charles Wilson.

Schlosser EThis lecture is free and open to the public.

Schlosser’s lecture is part of the “Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities:  Food Studies at UIC.” Additional details are posted at: http://huminst.las.uic.edu/ifth

Please contact 312-996-6354 or huminst@uic.edu to register or for more information.

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