Soup with Substance ‘Buying Food on Credit in the Dominican Republic’ is April 7

Campus Ministry will host the next “Soup with Substance” on Wednesday, April 7, from noon to 1 p.m. via Microsoft Teams.  

Christine Hippert will present her new book about buying food on credit in corner stores in Cabarete, an important international tourism destination and hub for migrant laborers in the Dominican Republic. Haitians and Dominicans who work in the bottom echelon of the tourism industry have developed intercultural networks of in-store credit to buy food called “fiao” in small corner stores, creating ties that bind people together in unexpected ways. Her research shows that Dominicans’ and Haitians’ experiences with food, debt and survival reveal emerging social changes related to race, gender, class and citizenship. 

Register online to receive the link to join.  

With questions, contact Amanda Harris, Soup with Substance assistant.