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
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.