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Behind the Kitchen Door by Saru Jayaraman: Common Read events @ WCC

2017-18 Common Read Events

Apr 18 (Weds):

4th annual Run, Walk, Roll: 11:00-1:00 Student Center

Proceeds will go to the WCC Scholarship Fund


Apr 19 (Thurs):

Faculty Education Seminar

"Sustainability: Rethinking How Responsiblity is Infused in Culinary Education and Beyond"

Jonathan Deutsch, Ph.D. Professor of Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management

Founder of the Drexel Food Lab,  Drexel University

4:00pm Classroom Cla 200



Past events

Nov 14th (Tues):

Social Justice Day: 2:00 - 3:00 Sci 102

"The Voice of Restaurant Workers"

Prabhu Sigamani, Research Policy Coordinator


Catherine Barnett, Executive Director

ROC: Restaurant Opportunity Center


Jan 25 (Thurs):

Kick Off Event: 11:00 - 1:00 Davis Auditorium, Gateway


Feb 19 (Mon):

Book Discussion: 12:30-2:00, STC111, Student Center Conference Room

Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by The Department of Student Involvement


Feb 21 (Weds):

"Tales of TB Transmission"

Dr. Germaine Jacquette, Infectious Disease Specialist, talk: 11:00 SCI102, Science Bldg

Sponsored by Iris Cook, Ph.D., Joseph and Sophia Abeles Chair of Biology


Feb 22 (Thurs):

Where's My Food?! Documentary Film Screening and Discussion:

11:00 Hankin Auditorium HAAB *note new location

For more information contact Joanne Seid, Health Sciences


Feb 22 (Thurs):

"Serving Up Justice in the Restaurant Industry"

Saru Jayaraman talk, author of Behind the Kitchen Door: 1:00 Hankin Auditorium, HAAB

Followed by Book Signing


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Feb 22 (Thurs):

Legal Questions? Get Answers!

Covering issues related to: Immigration, DACA, Work, Citizenship, Health Care...

Shary Sanchez, Esq., of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley: 3:00 Room 309, HAAB

Sponsored by the Benefits Access Center


Mar 7 (Weds):

Book Discussion: 11:00-11:45 Rm 112 @ Mount Vernon


Mar 22 (Thurs):

"The Sands of Silence"

Documentary Film Screening  11:00  CLA200

Followed by Q&A with

Director Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, Christa Stewart (Equality Now) and Bertha Diaz (Program Director, Ya No Mas)

Sponsored by Helen O'Brien, The Joseph and Sophia Abeles Chair for Human Services and the Personal Counseling Department


Mar 28 (Weds):

The General Education Committee Presents

"A Fine Line"

Documentary Film Screening and Discussion with Director Joanna James: 2:00  CLA200

Sponsored by the Humanities Institute


2017-18 Common Read Committee

Margaret Eiden and Helen O'Brien, Committee Co-Chairs


Patricia Alexander Joanna Peters
Toni Donofrio Dorothy Posada
Richard Gennaro Yvonne Rode
Rachele Hall Gwen Roundtree Evans
Amy Jenal Joanne Seid
Barbara Leerhsen Meralee Silverman
Sharon Massey Jacob Wilson
Tere Wisell

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