Title: Behind the Kitchen door reading by author Saru Jayaraman
Location: Live Oak Grange, 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz, 95062
Description: A free reading by author Saru Jayaraman: How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions–discrimination, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens–affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? In Behind the Kitchen Door, Saru Jayaraman sets out to answer these questions by following the lives of restaurant workers in nine major cities. Blending personal narrative and investigative journalism, Behind the Kitchen Door is a groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic, and moral implications of dining out. Jayaraman sets out a bold agenda to raise the living standards of the nation’s second-largest private sector workforce–and ensure that dining out is a positive experience on both sides of the kitchen door. Behind The Kitchen Door was published in 2013 by Cornell University Press.
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 21:00