October’s Urban Engagement Book Club read is All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? by Joel Berg. With the biting wit of Supersize Me and the passion of a lifelong activist, Joel Berg has his eye on the growing number of people who are forced to wait on lines at food pantries across the nation—the modern breadline. All You Can Eat reveals that hunger is a problem as American as apple pie, and shows what it is like when your income is not enough to cover rising housing and living costs and put food on the table.
Berg takes to task politicians who remain inactive; the media, which ignores hunger except during holidays and hurricanes; and the food industry, which makes fattening, artery-clogging fast food more accessible to the nation’s poor than healthy fare. He challenges the new president to confront the most unthinkable result of US poverty—hunger—and offers a simple and affordable plan to end it for good.
A spirited call to action, All You Can Eat shows how practical solutions for hungry Americans will ultimately benefit America’s economy and all of its citizens.
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Location: Multi-purpose room, Opportunity Center, upstairs in building 250; 1610 S Malcolm X Blvd, Dallas, TX 75226
12:00-12:15 – Lunch
12:15-12:45 – Book Synopsis presented by Randy Mayeux
12:45-1:15 – Community Conversation, speaker is Marc Jacobson, Regional Director of Texas Hunger Initiative, followed by drawing for the next’s month book
Option 1 – Bring your own lunch-FREE
Option 2 – Buy lunch for $5.00 at the door