Feeding America: Labor, Politics, and Food

Learn about the role of agricultural work, politics, and economics in the production of food in America.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

1:30 - 4:00 p.m.

Warner Bros. Theater,
National Museum of American History
14th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC

Film: Harvest of Loneliness, by Gilbert G. Gonzalez and Vivian Price, 59 mins.

Discussion: Authors Matt Garcia, Don Mitchell and Melanie DuPuis and museum curator Steve Velasquez discuss the intersections of food, politics, and labor in the U.S. and how these issues have shaped American food production, economics, agriculture, politics, labor, and society in the past 50 years.

Held in conjunction with the new FOOD: Transforming the American Table, 1950-2000 exhibition.


1:00 PM
Doors open.  First come, first seated.

1:30-2:30 PM
Harvest of Loneliness, a documentary about the bracero guest worker program.

2:30-3:30 PM
Round-table discussion with authors Matt GarciaDon Mitchell, and Melanie DuPuis, moderated by museum curator Steve Velazquez.  This portion of the program will be webcast.

3:30 PM
Book signing inside the “FOOD” exhibition.  Books will be available for sale.



For more information, call (202) 633-1000.
Metro: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle (Orange/Blue lines). Buses: 13A, 52, S2, 13G, N3, P1, X1
This program is made possible by federal funds from the Latino Initiatives Pool administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.