**This event has been canceled.**

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On Thursday, March 12 at 6 p.m., NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies and the Food and City Working Group at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge will host a book talk for Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America, featuring the author Marcia Chatelain and in conversation with NYU Steinhardt professors Marion Nestle and Mireya Loza.

From civil rights to Ferguson, the book reveals the untold history of how fast food became one of the greatest generators of black wealth in America. Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who―in the troubled years after King's assassination―believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.

The event will take place at the Institute for Public Knowledge at 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor in New York, NY.

The Speakers:
Marcia Chatelain is the Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. Previously, Dr. Chatelain was a Reach for Excellence Assistant Professor of Honors and African American Studies at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. A scholar, speaker, and strategist, Dr. Chatelain is also a co-host of the podcast, “The Waves,” on Slate, and author of South Side Girls: Growing Up in the Great Migration.

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor, of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, at NYU Steinhardt, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She is also a Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. She earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Transylvania University in Kentucky (2012) and from the City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College (2016).

Mireya Loza is an Assistant Professor in Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt. Her areas of research include Latino history, social movements, migration, food studies and labor history. Her book, Defiant Braceros: How Migrant Workers Fought for Racial, Sexual, and Political Freedom (2016), examines the Bracero Program and how guest workers negotiated the intricacies of indigeneity, intimacy, and transnational organizing. Loza worked with the NMAH on the Bracero History Project, which produced the Bracero History Archive and the traveling exhibition, “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942–1964.”

To attend, register at https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/events/franchise-golden-arches-black-america.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
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