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03 Apr
The Dean's Conference Room
Apr 3, 2014 | 12:30 PM-2:00 PM


The Unbearable Whiteness of Milk: Food Oppression and the USDA.

The Unbearable Whiteness of Milk: Food Oppression and the USDA

Speaker: Andrea Freeman, Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law

Freeman's work develops a theory of food oppression that analyzes how the joint actions of federal food policies and the food industry engender racial/socioeconomic health disparities and disproportionately harm socially vulnerable groups.


Professor Freeman’s scholarship interrogates the intersection of economics, policy, and structural inequality, particularly in the areas of food, health, and consumer debt. After graduating from the UC Berkeley School of Law, she clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and former Chief Judge José A. Fusté of the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. She has also taught at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law, and California Western School of Law. Prior to attending law school, she worked with victims of domestic violence and in the independent film business.