Issues of Food & Justice
Join us for special events and activities focused on this important and far-reaching subject!
Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century
Justice & Multiculturalism in the 21st Century project will engage the campus and local communities in an exploration of the intersections of social justice and criminal justice in an increasingly diverse society.
In this, our second year, we will focus on issues of food justice. Lack of access to reasonably-priced, nutritious food in low-income, racial/ethnic minority neighborhoods is increasingly recognized by scholars as a social justice issue (commonly referred to as “food justice”). In fact, some scholars are now describing this inequity as an environmental justice problem. We aim to extend this discussion by examining food justice within the context of scholarship focused on larger structural inequalities, such as poor schools, high rates of unemployment, and mass incarceration. Internationally, we will examine the human rights issues related to hunger, famine, and genocide.
Project activities will include a film series (presented in collaboration with the New York State Writers Institute), a speaker series, and a faculty speakers bureau. We intend to use these activities to build momentum toward a public symposium on food justice issues in year three.