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“Food Insecurity: Causes, Consequences, and Policy Solutions”

Sasha Abramsky, Author and Journalist
Oct 18, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Sasha Abramsky will discuss a problem facing many communities across the nation and in California: food insecurity. Food insecurity is the limited access to affordable and nutritious foods, which has widespread implications for a community’s health and wellbeing; food insecurity has many causes, including financial inequality and insecurity, the increasing number of part-time jobs (leaving families unable to balance their finances), soaring housing costs, and the high cost of medical coverage. Sasha Abramsky will explore policy solutions that are being discussed and in some cases implemented, with an eye towards the obstacles to achieving food security given other stressors on the economic and political systems.


Sasha Abramsky is a widely published freelance journalist and book author. His work has appeared in the Nation, the American Prospect, the New Yorker online, Capitol & Main, Salon, Slate, Equal Voices News, the London Guardian and many other publications. He is the author of 8 books, including the 2013 book The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, which the New York Times listed as amongst the 100 Notable Books of the Year. His most recent book Jumping at Shadows: The Triumph of Fear and the End of the American Dream was published by Nation Books in September. Abramsky teaches part time in the UC Davis University Writing Program and also taught for several years at the UC Center Sacramento.



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