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POSTPONED: Dr. Marcia Chatelain Presents Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

03/12 Thursday | 6pm
Due to concerns about COVID-19 and an abundance of caution, this event will no longer take place on Thursday, March 12. We will be sending out a blast in the future with the new date.

The Food and the City Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge and NYU Department of Nutrition and Food Studies invites you for a book talk for Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America featuring the author Dr. Marcia Chatelain and in conversation with Dr. Marion Nestle and Dr. Mireya Loza.

From civil rights to Ferguson, Franchise reveals the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America.

Dr. Marcia Chatelain is the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Previously, Dr. Chatelain was a Reach for Excellence Assistant Professor of Honors and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman.  A scholar, speaker, and strategist, Dr. Chatelain is also a co-host of the podcast, “The Waves,” on Slate, and author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration.

Dr. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003 and from which she officially retired in September 2017.  She is also a Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.  She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky (2012) and from the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College (2016).

Dr. Mireya Loza an Assistant Professor in Food Studies at New York University. Her areas of research include Latino history, social movements, migration, food studies and labor history. Her book, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (2016), examines the Bracero Program and how guest workers negotiated the intricacies of indigeneity, intimacy, and transnational organizing. Loza worked with the NMAH on the Bracero History Project, which produced the Bracero History Archive and the traveling exhibition, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942–1964.”


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