Date: Saturday, Oct 13, 2018
Nanoose Place Community Centre
2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay
$10 cash/person at the door
Free under 18
About the talk: Discover who is responsible for home-grown hunger when governments ignore international obligations.
Presenter: Graham Riches, PhD, Professor Emeritus UBC School of Social Work
About the presenter: Graham Riches, is emeritus professor of social work at the University of British Columbia. He was a VSO volunteer in Sarawak (1960-61) before studying at Cambridge and LSE, later practicing community work in London and Liverpool (UK) then teaching social policy in social work education in: Hong Kong (HKU), Australia (James Cook University) and Canada at the University of Regina, the University of Northern British Columbia and as a former director of the UBC School of Social Work (1998-2008).
His research lies in the fields of poverty, human rights and social policy principally within Canada and the rich world focusing on the politics of hunger (food insecurity), corporate charity (food banking) and the right to food. His publications include Food Banks and the Welfare Crisis (CCSD,1986); Unemployment and Welfare: Social Policy and the Work of Social Work co-edited with Gordon Ternowetsky (Garamond, 1990); First World Hunger: Food Security and Welfare Politics, ed (Macmillan,1997); Right to Food Case Study: Canada co-authored with D. Buckingham, A. Ostry, R. MacRae (UN FAO, 2004); First World Hunger Revisited: Food Charity or the Right to Food? co-edited with Tiina Silvasti (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and Food Bank Nations. Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food (Routledge, 2018).
He has been an invited speaker at conferences or consultations in Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy (FAO), New Zealand, Spain, Scotland, Sweden, the UK and USA and is active in writing and public speaking within BC, Canada and internationally about domestic hunger, public policy and the human right to food.