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Cancelled: Joshna Maharaj: Take Back the Tray


Tue May 26, 2020
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins


Toronto Reference Library
Beeton Hall

We regret to inform you that this event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. While we're working to reschedule as many events as possible at Toronto Public Library, no dates have currently been determined.


Food served in public institutions, from school cafeterias to hospitals and prisons, is famously bad. By focusing on tight budgets and bottom lines, our institutions are leaving people undernourished and hungry.

But what kind of social change could happen if everybody had access to food that was nourishing and delicious?

Come hear chef and activist Joshna Maharaj present her new book, Take Back the Tray, in which she explains how institutions could provide good, healthy food that builds sustainability, supports the local economy, and reinvigorates the work of frontline staff.

Joshna Maharaj is a chef and activist who has worked to reinvent institutional kitchens for over 14 years. As a speaker, she's lectured widely on how to build community through good food, and the role of chefs for making social change.


Location: Beeton Hall, on the main floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

This event is free and no registration is required to attend.

This is part of the #OnCivilSociety series at the TPL. Go to On Civil Society for upcoming events on the most critical topics of our time.




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