Episode 7: Food and/as social reproduction
Broadcast Live on 1 June 2020
Guests: Angry Workers’ Collective, Rebecca O’Connell and The Birkbeck Food Group (Alex Colas and Jason Edwards)
In this episode we discuss food insecurity and the working conditions of food factory workers with guests: Angry Workers’ Collective, Rebecca O’Connell (Reader in the Sociology of Food and Families), and The Birkbeck Food Group (Alex Colas and Jason Edwards).
References and links:
Emiliano Mellino on 10 April 2020 for Vice.com
We broadcast this episode live on 1 June, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by white police officers in the US and the continual systemic racism and state and police violence against bodies of colour.
The Global Staffroom’s discussion on questions of social reproduction and care at work within this current moment of COVID 19 are questions intersected with structural injustice. This moment only serves to further expose the already and ongoing inequality, exploitation and violence that upholds capitalism and the reproduction of hostile, oppressive workplaces and working conditions. Learning from our discussions with guests here, we hope to learn how we are implicated in re-enforcing these structures and importantly find ways to work against and collectively dismantle them.
In our last issue of Manual Labours we drew on the words of Audre Lorde: “There is no thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.”
Here are some links to organisations to donate towards to support the powerful struggle and campaign against white supremacy both in the States as well as other racial justice organisations and initiatives in the UK.
Black Lives Matter fundraising page