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SAN FRANCISCO– Other Food Systems are Possible

September 27, 2017 @ 12:30 pm2:30 pm


Photo Credit: Photo: Alemany Farm by LisaRuth Elliott

SAN FRANCISCO–The Diggers served free food in an effort to address a massive influx of young people to the Haight during the Summer of Love and the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program for youth began soon after. Drawing from this same desire to reimagine food systems, food conspiracies flourished in communes in the early 1970s and the People’s Food System built a network of stores and distributors out of this collective framework. Three worker-owned cooperatives survive — including Other Avenues Grocery — alongside various contemporary urban agriculture projects, continuing to address the where from and how of our food consumption. With Shanta Nimbark Sacharoff (author of Other Avenues are Possible: A History of the San Francisco People’s Food System) and Antonio Roman-Alcalá (independent food systems activist-scholar) we look at historic and current examples to use food systems to challenge the political and economic dictates of our world. Join a critical discussion asking if and how these are working to achieve their stated goals of political-economic change.

SHAPING SAN FRANCISCO FREE PUBLIC TALKS is supported by a California Humanities’ Humanities for All Quick Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Quick Grants, please visit our webpage here


September 27, 2017
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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