Tour dates announced for Nick Saul & The Stop: Washington, New York, Boston, Portland, San Francisco

Posted Thursday September 19th 2013 by Jen Angel

The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
Speaking Tour September/October 2013

We are pleased to announce a series of US events to celebrate the publication of Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis’s, "The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement," which details the transformation of a Canadian food bank into a community food center - and is a much needed critique to the way that North Americans think of food, poverty, and change. It is about reconceptualizing food banks from places where people are passive recipients of handouts that do very little to address poverty and hunger, to centers where people learn new skills and are engaged community members, and about changing our relationship to food and food politics.

More information on Nick Saul and the Stop are here.

More information on the Community Food Centre movement here or follow @aplaceforfood


“THE STOP is an inspiring true story about how a low-income neighborhood used good food to take charge of its community—it’s a great lesson for all of us.”
—Jamie Oliver

“The riveting inside story of a food bank that through perseverance and principle turned itself into one of our most visionary movements for justice and equality.”
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine and No Logo


Please join Nick Saul at the following public events, and forward to your friends and networks who are interested in food politics, food security, combating poverty, and supporting social change.

Thursday September 19 - Washington DC
St. Stephen's, 1525 Newton Street NW, WDC 20010.  7 PM
Sponsored by Politics & Prose, Positive Force DC, We Are Family Senior Outreach Network, The Capital Area Food Bank, DC Hunger Solutions, and Loaves & Fishes. More info: Mark Andersen,, 202-487-8698,

Sunday September 22, Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Book Festival, 2 pm
Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201
Panel: Belly Battles: The Politics of What We Eat.  Everybody knows that salt, sugar and fat are killing us, but just how did toxic food and empty calories become the norm? Michael Moss (Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us) and Nick Saul (The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement) explore how and why food empires traffic in unhealthy food and the ways that communities are fighting back.
For more information:

Monday September 23, New York, NY
NYU Kimmel Center Room 914, 60 Washington Square South, 6 PM - 7:45
Sponsored by Two Birds, One Stone

Tuesday, September 24, Boston, MA
Emerson University, Little Building, 80 Boylston Street, Charles Beard Room 6 pm to

MondaySeptember 30, Portland, OR
Powells on Hawthorne, 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. 7:30 pm,

TuesdayOctober 1, Portland, OR
PSU’s Institute for Sustainable Studies, 3:30 PM
Portland State University, Urban Center building(D-8 on the map) MCB 123
Coffee and tea provided

Wednesday, Oct 2, San Francisco, CA
Commonwealth Club, 595 Market Street, San Francisco, 6:30 PM
Finding Justice, Health, Security and Sustainability in Good Food
Nick Saul with Raj Patel & Nikki Henderson

Oct 3 Thursday - San Francisco, CA
Book Passage, 1 Ferry Building San Francisco, 6 pm