Food security activist to discuss ‘Big Hunger’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Food security advocate Andrew Fisher will offer his views about “Big Hunger” during a Sept. 4 lecture at the University of Louisville.

    The author will discuss food insecurity, charities tasked with tracking it and the business of hunger at 4 p.m. in Room 139, Shumaker Research Building. Fisher argues that charity is not the solution to hunger; he advocates that attention should focus instead on poverty and inequality.

    His free, public talk is sponsored by the anthropology and urban and public affairs departments and the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research at UofL, along with the Presbyterian Church USA’s hunger program.

    Fisher wrote the 2017 book “Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-hunger Groups.” A longtime advocate for food justice, Fisher co-founded and led for 17 years the Community Food Security Coalition, a national alliance of groups working on food system initiatives. Based in Portland, Oregon, he also serves as a consultant to nongovernmental organizations and as an advocate for policies and legislation that expand food access.

    For more information, contact Lisa Markowitz, associate professor of anthropology, at 502-852-6864 or


    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.