Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, April 4th at UIC

Come hear Eric  Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation, on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 5 PM in 750 South Halsted, University of Illinois at Chicago. Schlosser will address “Food Justice and American Injustice.”

Schlosser’s first book, Fast Food Nation (2001), helped start a revolution in how Americans think about what they eat. Remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for two years, the book remains as relevant today as it was a decade ago. As an investigative journalist, Schlosser addresses how the fast food industry prompted the homogenization of society and influenced our understanding of national and global food systems. Eric Schlosser is a correspondent for the Atlantic. His work has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, The Nation, and The New Yorker. His other books include Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market and Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food, a children’s book he co-wrote with Charles Wilson.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Schlosser’s lecture is part of the “Chancellor’s Initiative in the Humanities: Food Studies at UIC.”

Even though i’ve worked and lived here for 7 years, i’m still amazed at how much there is to do right in our own neighborbook.

Barbara Risman, neighbor and UIC faculty