October 20-23, Villanova’s Cultural Studies Program hosted their second annual, “Cultural Studies Week: Taste of Justice," which took place from 6:30 – 7:30 PM on campus each evening. On October 21, a presentation titled “Tasting Exploitation-Free Food,” featured a discussion regarding wages and working conditions for servers and kitchen workers at American restaurants. Representatives from Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United), an organization whose mission is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s restaurant workforce, began their presentation by showing a video titled, “Do you eat ethically???". The video demonstrated injustices most restaurant workers in our country face on a daily basis, including unlivable wages and an absence of health benefits/paid sick leave (which, especially in the food industry, has been linked to public health issues).
Date: Wednesday, October 22nd
Time: 12pm - 1:00pm
Join in person or virtually!
Campus Location: Health Services Building 200
Tamara Ganc will be hosting an interactive webinar for students and alumni that will focus on global learning and development. She is a lifelong learning and development professional who believes that the most important investment an organization can make is in its people.