Conversations on Food Justice

Featuring guests and speakers including Alexis Férnandez Garcia (Senior Director, Social Safety Net, Code for America), Nephi Craig (Chef and Founder, Native American Culinary Association), Frederick Douglas Opie (Author), Pakou Hang (Chief Program Officer, Vote Run Lead), Devita Davison (Activist and Executive Director, FoodLabDetroit)

The series from the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign, examines the roots and evolution of the food movement and the ways it intersects with race and class, as well as with educational, environmental and health inequities. 


Next Conversation:


Faith & Food Justice

Faith based organizations fuse a moral framework around some of the most challenging issues facing our world, making them invaluable allies in the movement for food justice. Across faiths, leaders are mobilizing their communities to tackle food insecurity from all angles—from local efforts to distribute food and resources to families in need, to advocating for more equitable social and economic policies that can move the needle on poverty and increasing calls for climate justice. This work is nothing new for communities of faith, who have long played a role in shaping social policy and community activism.

In this session, we will explore how faith communities are working alongside environmentalists, the labor movement, animal rights activists, community organizers, charitable organizations, and health advocates to make our food systems more just, equitable, and sustainable.

The Details

DATE: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
TIME: 1:00PM-2:00PM EST

Panelists

  • Rev. Eugene Cho, President & CEO, Bread for the World
  • Abby Leibman, President & CEO, Mazon
  • Christopher Muhammad, Director of Facilities, Community Servings
  • Preet Singh, Founder & Managing Director, Khalsa Food Pantry
  • Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director, The Aspen Institute Religion & Society Program


Previous Conversations:

March 2022Race, Poverty, and the Barriers to Accessing Social Benefit Programs

February 2022Black History Month Editorial - Fred Opie

January 2022Keeping Americans Fed: The Power and Exploitation of Immigrant & Migrant Farming Communities

September 2021Facing the Housing Crisis – Keeping Americans Healthy, Safe and Connected

July 2021Food Insecurity and Mental Health: The Silent and Devastating Impacts

May 2021Aloha ‘Āina: Food & Land Justice in Hawaii

April 2021Food Sovereignty: Food and Justice for Native Peoples

February 2021Racism, Hunger and Health

December 2020Hunger as a Racial Justice Issue: Why That Matters and What We Can Do About It

November 2020Black Activists Remember the Radical Origins of the Food Justice Movement