Fast Food Nation Author to Speak at Whitman
Monday, Jan 24, 2005
WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- The author of best-selling “Fast Food Nation” will present a talk at Whitman College on the meat-packing industry when he visits the Whitman College campus Friday, Jan. 28.
Eric Schlosser, who has been investigating the fast-food industry for many years, will present “The Most Dangerous Job: Meat-packing & Immigrant Rights” at 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium, near Otis and Boyer, Whitman College campus. Additional comments will follow by Professor Mark Brenner, University of Massachusetts—Amherst, on worker safety at the meat-packing plant in Pasco.
Schlosser’s 1998 two-part article for Rolling Stone on the fast food industry generated a record amount of mail. Schlosser has also contributed to the New Yorker and has been a correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly since 1996. He won a National Magazine Award for “Reefer Madness” and “Marijuana and the Law” and has received a Sidney Hillman Foundation Award for reporting. His work has been nominated for several other National Magazine awards and for the Loeb Award for business journalism.
Brenner is on the faculty of the economics department at the University of Massachusetts and the author of numerous articles on such topics as the “living wage” and “occupational safety and health.”
CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156