Block 82 Presents: “From tear gas to tiramisu: Improving the food system through activism and community engagement” on Dec. 9

The UT System Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Talent and Innovation welcome you on Monday, December 9, at 12 p.m. to a conversation with award-winning journalist and best-selling author Raj Patel. Join us to:

  • See a sneak peak of his upcoming documentary, Generation Food
  • Experience examples of small communities having a significant impact on large societal challenges
  • Hear Raj Patel’s unique story and why he’s an advocate for change

In addition to his work as a research professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin, Raj is a documentary filmmaker, co-host of the food politics podcast The Secret Ingredient, and author of the books Stuffed and Starved and The Value of Nothing. Raj’s latest book, co-authored with Jason W. Moore, is published by the University of California Press and entitled A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide To Capitalism, Nature and the Future of the Planet. Raj has degrees from Cornell University, the London School of Economics and the University of Oxford.

You are welcome to bring your lunch. Due to event popularity and limited seating, RSVPs are highly encouraged via There will be a call-in option for remote or telecommuting employees: select this option when you RSVP if you plan to call in.