Hello TED Enthusiasts!
It's time for the next TED Talk meetup. Every second Monday of the month, held at Kaneko (our gracious host), from 6 pm - 7:30 pm.
This Meetup's TED Talk videos will follow the theme of Food Policy and Justice.
• "Why food policy is worth fighting for," Chellie Pingree
• "Behind the Kitchen Door," Saru Jayaraman
Please feel free to view ahead of time if you like. We will viewing each talk and split into smaller groups for discussion afterwards.
As always, I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! Please RSVP either here or on the KANEKO website (http://thekaneko.org/kaneko-programs/tedxomaha-salon/). Thank you!
Kathy I. Andersen
-- Speaker bios --
Saru Jayaraman is the co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley and co-founder of the consumer engagement campaign, The Welcome Table. She authored Behind the Kitchen Door, a groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic and moral implications of dining out.
Chellie Pingree is a Maine Congresswoman who has introduced the Local Farms, Food and Jobs Act—a comprehensive package of reforms to agriculture policy that will expand opportunities for local and regional farmers and make it easier for consumers to have access to healthy foods.
Pingree is still a small business owner, owning and operating the Nebo Inn and Restaurant on North Haven, which features locally grown food.