M179. Food Activism in Los Angeles: Narrating Pasts, Imagining Futures
(Same as World Arts and Cultures M179.) Lecture, two hours; discussion, two hours. Introduction to history and praxis of local interventions into food insecurity and food oppression, such as community gardens, pop-up markets, and care farms. Through ethnographic and oral history methodologies, students learn how food activists organize themselves, and mobilize creativity to counteract injustice. Focus on relationships between food access, food oppression, food politics, and food ethics; and social histories of race, class, urban planning, and housing discrimination. P/NP or letter grading.