For decades, young people have been at the forefront of highlighting injustices and advocating for more equitable and democratic approaches to solving our nation’s and world’s most serious problems. They are a driving force for social improvement, and their passion, commitment and energy have been the fuel for many social movements including those that seek food justice. Food justice describes the goal of creating equitable food systems that promote human and planetary well-being for all, regardless of race, income, gender, profession, or residence. On April 25th, join the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute along with youth food justice leaders and youth food justice program coordinators to discuss youth leadership in the food justice movement. We will critically analyze how young people are finding opportunities and overcoming obstacles to shaping local, national and global food environments and food systems.
Kathy Soll, CEO and Director, Teens for Food Justice
Oumou Dukuray, Youth Food Justice Leader and former Youth Food Educators (YOFE) Program Participant
Iyeshima Harris, Incoming Project Director, East New York Farms
Sandy Nurse, Founder, Executive Director, BK ROT
Gabriel Jose Maldonado, Environmental Program Facilitator, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Tyrone Robinson, Forest Houses Farm Manager at La Finca del Sur
Charita Johnson James, Director of Youth And Community Development, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute
This event was approved for 2.0 hour(s) of Continuing Education credit by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
More info on our speakers can be found here.
ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED RESOURCES:
Kathy Soll suggests:
•Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups by Andrew Fisher (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/big-hunger)
•Farming While Black by Leah Penniman (http://www.soulfirefarm.org/media/farming-while-black/)
•Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement by Monica M. White (https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469643694/freedom-farmers/)
•More than Just Food: Food Justice and Community Change by Garrett Broad (https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520287457/more-than-just-food)
•The New Food Activism Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Activism edited by Alison Hope Alkon and Julie Guthman (https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520292147/the-new-food-activism)
•#CharlottesvilleCurriculum: 10 Books About Protests and Activism in America (http://www.press.uillinois.edu/wordpress/charlottesvillecurriculum-10-books-about-protests-and-activism-in-america/)
•Democracy Remixed Black Youth and the Future of American Politics by Cathy J Cohen
Oumou Dukuray suggests:
•Article: Neighborhood Disparities in Access to Healthy Foods and Their Effects on Environmental Justice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3482049/
Gabriel José Maldonado suggests:
•Brother, Sister, Leader: The Official Curriculum of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Edited by Susan Wilcox, Ed. D, 2nd edition published 2013
•Voices of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, Edited by Khary Lazarre-White, 2nd edition published 2013
CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute suggests:
•Countermarketing Hub: https://youthfoodcountermarketing.org/
•Youth Food Educators (YOFE) Program: https://youthfoodcountermarketing.org/youth-food-educators-program
•Cohen, N., Poppendieck, J., & Freudenberg, N. (2017). Food Justice in the Trump Age: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates. https://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1198&context=sph_pubs
• Leung, M. M., Agaronov, A., Entwistle, T., Harry, L., Sharkey-Buckley, J., & Freudenberg, N. (2017). Voices through cameras: Using photovoice to explore food justice issues with minority youth in East Harlem, New York. Health promotion practice, 18(2), 211-220.