Food and Justice in Virginia

Food & Justice in Virginia on January 27th at 2:00pm

Virtual event via Zoom - Registration required

The story of food and agriculture in Virginia is inseparable from the story of equity and justice in America. This panel will address several ongoing challenges facing the United States food system, including ensuring equitable access to fresh, nutritious, and affordable food; protecting the health and safety of farm and food service workers; and addressing legacies of harm, particularly to Black and Indigenous farmers.

Moderator - Paul Freedman (Associate Professor and former Associate Department Chair, UVA Department of Politics); Speakers - Shantell Bingham (Program Director, Charlottesville Food Justice Network, Cultivate Charlottesville), Tanya Denckla Cobb (Director, Institute for Engagement & Negotiation; Chair, UVA Sustainable Food Collaborative), Basil Gooden (Visiting Scholar, Sustainable Food Access Core of the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry and Innovation, Virginia Commonwealth University; former Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry), Christianne Queiroz (Program Director, Virginia Farm Workers, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society)

Presented by Lifetime Learning in Partnership with Morven Farm's MLK Program.

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