Friday February 22, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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COLORS Detroit 
311 E. Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

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What People Are Saying

"What prevents eaters, who care about animals with brown eyes, from caring about people with brown eyes?"

- Raj Patel, Author of Stuffed and Starved

"A must read for anyone who eats in restaurants"

- Danny Glover, Actor & Activist

" Read this book, get inspired, and join the fight for fair food behind the kitchen door."

- Anna Lappe, Author of Diet for a Hot Planet


Author Event: 'Behind the Kitchen Door' with Author & ROC-United Co-Founder Saru Jayaraman 


WHAT:  Reception, author event, and book signing with Saru Jayaraman, author of Behind the Kitchen Door 

DATE:  Friday, February 22nd

TIME:  5:00 - 6:30 pm (Program: 5:15 - 5:45 pm)

WHERE:  COLORS Restaurant, 311 E. Grand River Ave, Detroit

Complimentary hor d'ourves and cash bar ($4 wine/beer).  

Detroit premiere of a documentary short by Danny Glover's L'Ouverture Films portraying the lives of restaurant workers featured in the book.

This event is free.  Space is limited, so please pre-register below to reserve your spot today.

Purchase your autographed copy of Behind the Kitchen Door for $21.95 at the event!

Register Now!

Momentum is Building! 

Awareness of working conditions facing restaurant workers is on the rise. We hope to continue this momentum and sell an additional 5,000 copies of Behind The Kitchen Door on Valentine's Day (what we're calling "Love The Hands That Feed You Day). We've already met our first goal of selling 2,000 preorders and are confident we can meet the additional goal of 5,000 with your support!  

 Bring your copy of Behind the Kitchen Door to the book-signing or purchase your book at the event for $21.95.



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How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions—discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens—affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? Saru Jayaraman, who launched the national restaurant workers’ organization, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, sets out to answer these questions by following the lives of restaurant workers in New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Detroit, and New Orleans. Blending personal narrative and investigative journalism, Jayaraman shows us that the quality of the food that arrives at our restaurant tables depends not only on the sourcing of the ingredients. Our meals benefit from the attention and skill of the people who chop, grill, sauté, and serve. Behind the Kitchen Door is a groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic, and moral implications of dining out.