May 19: Eric Schlosser
Eric Schlosser delivers a short reading from his New York Times best-selling book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All American Meal.
An award-winning American journalist, Schlosser is known for tackling subjects ignored by the mainstream media and giving a voice to people at the margins of society through tough investigative reporting.Fast Food Nation's in-depth critique of the food industry is credited for influencing a major cultural shift over the past decade about fast-food consumption and the way many Americans think about what they eat.
Schlosser will address the Class of 2012 at the Whitman College Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 20.
This event is moderated by Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Associate Professor of Politics and author of White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf. Open discussion period and book signing to follow.
Free and open to the public. Graduating seniors and their families are encouraged to attend after Baccalaureate.
Copies of Fast Food Nation will be available for purchase at the event from the Whitman College Bookstore.
Sponsored by the Office of the President.