Signature Series: Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy Free Tickets Required

Registration not required

Friday, March 24, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Newport Branch

Description

America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? On his four-continent farming adventure, Kelsey worked alongside the farmers who grow coffee for Starbucks in Colombia but haven't heard of Starbucks, met and freed a slave in Ivory Coast, and hung out with the farmers responsible for two thirds of the apple juice on American shelves. Kelsey shows how our eating habits impact the lives of the people who produce our food, touching on topics such as workers' rights, global food insecurity, fair trade, slavery, and immigration. Kelsey does not argue for or against the globalization of food, but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, which the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.

Join Kelsey Timmerman, acclaimed investigative journalist and author of Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy as he shares highlights from his treks around the planet and puts a human face on the global economy.  Timmerman is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, which has been featured in TIMEFinancial TimesUS News and World Report, and Christian Science Monitor.

An ASL interpreter will be present to sign at this event.

A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.  Joseph-Beth Booksellers will be present throughout the event to make books available for purchase.

The Campbell County Public Library wishes to thank Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills, Kentucky and Comfort Suites Riverfront for their partnership in helping to make this event possible.

http://www.josephbeth.com/Landing.aspx 

https://www.choicehotels.com/kentucky/newport/comfort-suites-hotels/ky008

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, March 9 will not be mailed, but will be available at the Will Call Desk @  the Newport Branch on Friday, March 24, the evening of the event.

 

Age range: Adult

Snacks provided

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America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? On his four-continent farming adventure, Kelsey worked alongside the farmers who grow coffee for Starbucks in Colombia but haven't heard of Starbucks, met and freed a slave in Ivory Coast, and hung out with the farmers responsible for two thirds of the apple juice on American shelves. Kelsey shows how our eating habits impact the lives of the people who produce our food, touching on topics such as workers' rights, global food insecurity, fair trade, slavery, and immigration. Kelsey does not argue for or against the globalization of food, but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, which the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.

Join Kelsey Timmerman, acclaimed investigative journalist and author of Where Am I Eating? An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy as he shares highlights from his treks around the planet and puts a human face on the global economy.  Timmerman is also the author of the New York Times bestseller, Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, which has been featured in TIMEFinancial TimesUS News and World Report, and Christian Science Monitor.

An ASL interpreter will be present to sign at this event.

A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.  Joseph-Beth Booksellers will be present throughout the event to make books available for purchase.

The Campbell County Public Library wishes to thank Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills, Kentucky and Comfort Suites Riverfront for their partnership in helping to make this event possible.

http://www.josephbeth.com/Landing.aspx 

https://www.choicehotels.com/kentucky/newport/comfort-suites-hotels/ky008

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, March 9 will not be mailed, but will be available at the Will Call Desk @  the Newport Branch on Friday, March 24, the evening of the event.

 

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