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Civil Rights Activist and World Renowned Chef Meet at GW to Discuss Role of Immigrants and Undocumented Workers in American Food Systems, Sept. 10

September 05, 2019
Timothy Pierce: [email protected], 202-994-5647
Jason Shevrin: [email protected], 202-994-5631
Dolores Huerta, a labor organizer and the founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, will join chef José Andrés, owner of ThinkFoodGroup and founder of World Central Kitchen, at the George Washington University for a discussion on the challenges facing food systems in the United States and the role immigrants and the undocumented workforce can play in solving those challenges.
Ms. Huerta and Mr. Andrés will address questions including:
  • What are the current stresses to American food systems?
  • What does the policy with respects to American food systems look like?
  • How has the food system landscape changed over time and where are we headed?
  • What role do immigrants and the undocumented workforce play in solving the challenges facing our food systems?
The discussion is part of the World on a Plate course at GW, which Mr. Andrés created and designed. Mr. Andrés spoke and received an honorary doctor of public service at GW’s 2014 Commencement ceremony.
After the discussion, GW School of Media and Public Affairs professor Imani Cheers will moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience.
  • José Andrés, chef and owner, ThinkFoodGroup; founder, World Central Kitchen
  • Dolores Huerta, co-founder, United Farm Workers; founder and president, Dolores Huerta Foundation
  • Imani Cheers, associate professor of media and public affairs, GW (moderator)
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019; 4:30-6:00 p.m.
The George Washington University
Lisner Auditorium
730 21st St., NW
Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue, Orange and Silver lines)
Media interested in attending must contact Timothy Pierce at [email protected] or 202-994-5631 by noon on Sept. 10.
Video of this event will be streamed live at