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what does food gentrification mean for LA?

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The impact of gentrification in LA’s rapidly changing neighborhoods has been widely discussed as it pertains to housing, transportation and jobs. But what about its impact on what reaches communities’ plates? Has “food gentrification” made accessing traditional, nourishing cultural foods more costly and marketed at a new audience?

Join us on October 18th to explore the intersections of business, culture, economic development and displacement all through the lens of food. We will be joined by a diverse panel of chefs, policy leaders and small business owners to unpack the topic of “food gentrification” and what it means for Los Angeles.

Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks!

October 18th

Doors open at 5:30pm, programming will start promptly at 6pm. 
Taper Auditorium

L.A. Central Library


Please validate parking tickets at the Info Desk with a library card for the reduced rate of $1 for all vehicles entering the lot after 3pm. Please validate upon arrival because validation will not be available after the library closes at 8pm. Cars remaining past 8:15pm pay the regular parking rate of $8.


Due to lane and street closures near Central Library, plan ahead and allow extra time to reach your destination.


Please call (213) 22807430 at least 72 hours prior to the event.