Barry Estabrook at Vermont Law School
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The Social Justice Mission Scholars and the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems present three-time James Beard Award winner Barry Estabrook!
Time & Location: 3:30-4:30 p.m. book signing at Barrister’s Bookstore and 5:30-7:00 p.m. talk in Chase Community Center
Free and Open to the Public & Press
Mr. Estabook’s work brings to light the harsh realities in our food systems in a way that is captivating from cover-to-cover. Tomatoland exposes the environmental and human tragedies within the tomato industry. Pig Tales stresses the devastating reality of big farming; how they raise animals, pollute the environment, and manipulate the political game to escape regulation. However, (and thankfully) Estabrook puts a positive spin by detailing how respect for the animals and their intelligence makes for a happier animal, more satisfying life for the farmer, and better tasting meat. The subject matter of his books are ones that the Social Justice Scholars and CAFS feel the community are engaged in already and with this talk we hope to continue the dialogue of what more can be done to impact the industries through a social justice lens.