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History Revealed: Grocery Activism

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ramsey County Historical Society Presents

Craig Upright, Grocery Activism

History Revealed Series
Thursday, April 9, 2020
7:00 pm
East Side Freedom Library

Free and open to all. No reservations needed.

Join RCHS for History Revealed, our program series featuring presentations and tours from the best of local historians, authors and archaeologists, with a wide range of topics drawn from the heritage and traditions of Ramsey County.

A key period in the history of food cooperatives that continues to influence how we purchase organic food today

Grocery Activism looks back to the 1970s, when the mission of cooperative grocery stores shifted from political activism to the promotion of natural and organic foods. The story of the fraught relationship of these new-wave organizations to the organic food industry, it is an instructive case study in the history of activists intervening in capitalist markets to promote social change.

Book will be available for purchase and signing.

Craig Upright is associate professor of sociology at Winona State University. Before earning his PhD from Princeton University, he spent more than a decade working in the restaurant industry, including four years as the owner of a small coffee shop in St. Paul.

2020 History Revealed Programs

See the History Revealed 2020 information page for updates and a list of programs.
Or check our Calendar for these and other programs at the Gibbs Farm, and more!

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

East Side Freedom Library
1105 Greenbrier St
Saint Paul, MN 55106 United States
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Website:
http://eastsidefreedomlibrary.org/