Poultry and Prisons: Food, Labor, and Incarceration in Northeast Georgia | HISTORIES OF THE WORKING CLASS IN NORTH AMERICA
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September 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
As a part of an ongoing series hosted by The People’s Forum, Histories of the Working Class in North America, Carrie Freshour, scholar and historian, will give a public talk. This talk draws from ongoing archival, ethnographic, and collaborative work in Northeast Georgia with women poultry plant workers and their families and broader communities. The talk will be a glimpse of agro-ecological and labor histories that continue to live on, shaping (non-working) working class Black women’s lives and labors across the region, and sets the groundwork for social movement imagining and organizing that considers the role of food labor to abolitionist futures.
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Carrie Freshour is a Southerner, abolitionist, and assistant professor of geography at the University of Washington. Her work focuses on low-wage food and agricultural labor in the U.S. South, racial capitalism, carceral geographies, and the Black radical tradition. Freshour is currently finalizing her book project, Making Life Work, which centers the experiences of Black women, their families, and broader communities in Northeast Georgia who remain the basis for the global production of cheap chicken. She teaches courses on qualitative methods, food and agriculture, racial capitalism, and the radical geographies of the PNW. She is a part of several research and organizing collectives including The People’s Geography of Seattle, the Antipod Sound Collective, Study and Struggle, and abolitionist organizing in WA state.