by Hayley MacMillen
I may have been attending a “Real Food Challenge” event, but food itself wasn’t on my mind as I walked into the panel called “At Work in the Kitchen: Dining Workers Share Their Stories” on Saturday afternoon in Kresge Hall. I expected to hear more tales of poor treatment of campus food workers by managers or of the poverty that many of these workers face. These are the injustices the Living Wage Campaign focuses on, as these are the injustices this campaign seeks to end.
But at the panel and the rest of the Real Food Challenge conference, I began to understand that these injustices are part of a larger web of food injustice.
Legacy of X
by Kira Hooks
This past Saturday, February 19, FMO’s Political Action Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., African American Freshmen Activities Board, and The Living Wage Campaign cosponsored the annual Legacy of X: Living the Legacy, a Harmonic Convergence of Talent. The event included brief lectures from Northwestern professors Martha Biondi and Ivy Wilson, a performance from African American Theater Ensemble and Soul4Real, and concluded with the showing of Spike Lee’s hit film, “X.”
In keeping with the theme of the event, Professor Biondi spoke about the student movements birthed after the biography of Malcolm X was released.