Jason Glaser to Speak at Bucknell University
Start Date: 4/20/2011 Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 4/20/2011 End Time: 8:00 PM
For consumers, bananas are a delicious and nutritious start to to the day, a healthy snack and a fixture in our fruit bowls. For millions of residents in the banana lands, the production of bananas means social upheaval, violence and pesticide poisoning. NGO director, filmmaker and investigator Jason Glaser is exploring the origins of these disparate realities, and is hosting a conversation on how workers, producers and consumers can address this disconnect.
Mr. Glaser will address these specific problems in the banana industry and share how they are a reflection of a wider problem in industrial agriculture throughout Latin America, especially in the Sugar Industry. The aim is to open up a dialog at Bucknell about what we can do about these problems and how we can help facilitate solutions.
Bucknell University – Elaine Langone Center
Room: 301 Gallery Theatre