Libraries & Spaces
Award-Winning Food Journalist to Speak April 3
Join the Library Associates on Thursday, April 3 to welcome award-winning journalist and author Tracie McMillan for a lecture on Beyond Foodies: Why Talking About Food Could Change the World. McMillan will deliver the annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C’98) Memorial Lecture.
McMillan is the author of The New York Times bestseller, The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. To write this ground-breaking book on how food goes from seed to table, McMillan spent a year working undercover in the food industry. Mixing immersive reporting, undercover investigative techniques and “moving first-person narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), McMillan’s book argues for thinking of fresh, healthy food as a public and social good—a stance that inspired The New York Times to call her “a voice the food world needs” and Rush Limbaugh to single her out as an “overeducated” “authorette” and “threat to liberty.”
In 2012, Whole Living magazine named McMillan a “Food Visionary,” building on her numerous appearances on radio and television programs, which range from the liberal “The Rachel Maddow Show” to the “tea-party favorite” Peter Schiff Show. She has written about food and class for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s, Saveur and Slate. Learn more about McMillan on her website.
The Ellen Catherine Gstalder (C’98) Memorial Lecture Fund supports an annual lecture on significant social issues in America. The lecture was founded in 2007 to honor the memory of Ellen Gstalder (C’98). This lecture is cosponsored by The Hoya.