Thursday, October 10, 2013
Tracie McMillan
Tracie McMillan

Author and investigative journalist Tracie McMillan will visit the University of Iowa on Wednesday, Oct. 16 to lead discussion and read from her book The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table.

McMillan’s award winning work combines immersive reporting with established research to argue for the widespread availability of fresh, affordable produce.

A native of rural Michigan, McMillan is a sought-after lecturer who has made appearances on a number of television and radio programs, including the Rachel Maddow Show and the Peter Schiff Show.

A schedule of events, all free and open to the public, appears below.

  • A View and a Voice From The Fields: Writing Investigative Nonfiction/Journalism, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Gerber Lounge, 304 English-Philosophy Building (EPB)
  • Food Systems and Sustainability: Strategies for Change: Bringing Justice and Common Sense to Our Tables, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Gerber Lounge, 304 EPB
  • A public reading and discussion, 7 p.m., Congregational United Church, 30 North Clinton St. in Iowa City

McMillan’s visit is made possible by the UI Rhetoric and English Departments and the Frank N. Magid Undergraduate Writing Center in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the UI Office of Sustainability, and a variety of community sponsors.

More information is available here.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to attend this reading, contact Will Jennings in advance or at 319-335-2593.