Race and position have performed a large role in shaping existing dynamics, relationships, and injustices in the meals program. Social instances and biases decide resource allocation, meals accessibility, and (in large portion) the overall health of a local community. How have these fundamental tensions impacted communities across the country? What kind of dialogue and motion is necessary to create real answers for real persons?

Lecture by: ALEGRĺA DE LA CRUZ, Middle on Race, Poverty, and the Surroundings REBECCA FLOURNOY, PolicyLink YVONNE YEN LIU, Applied Research Middle/Colorlines, Inc.

Alegría De La Cruz is the Legal Director at the Middle on Race, Pverty, and the Surroundings. She was born in Delano, California to a loved ones of farm worker organizers. Alegria has made use of her encounter in intercontinental economic growth, as a legal advocate at California Rural Legal Assistance, and as a Roots of Transform Fellow to advocate for farm employees in the Central Valley and centralize justice in the meals movement. Athe Middle on Race, Poverty & the Surroundings, she litigates and advocates on behalf of environmental justice communities statewide. Alegria has a regulation diploma from the University of CA Berkeley.

Rebecca Flournoy is the Associate Director of PoicyLink. There she leads investigation, plan examination, capacity-setting up, and advocacy initiatives to improve local community environments in means that assist excellent overall health. Her operate focuses on guaranteeing equitable accessibility to significant high quality and cost-effective healthier meals, as nicely as healthier university and housing environments, clear air, desirable and harmless options for physical activity, and other elements of healthier communities. Flournoy has performed a important role in advancing a countrywide Healthy Foods Financing Initiative and associated initiatives in California. She has about fifteen yrs of encounter in community overall health, and holds an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan. Just before becoming a member of PolicyLink, Flournoy was a researcher at the Kaiser Family members Basis, collaborating on study jobs with reporters at The Washington Publish and Nationwide General public Radio.

Yvonne Liu is the Senior Research Associate at the Applied Research Middle, wherever she co-authored the not too long ago posted, The Shade of Foods, a groundbreaking examine mapping the race, gender and course of employees along the meals offer chain. Her plan examination and investigation operate focuses on health care, education and learning, labor, and urban organizing. Yvonne worked for 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East as a researcher in New York, wherever she tracked state health care reform and executed in depth investigation on key health care units. Yvonne has a MA diploma in Sociology from Town University of New York.

Edible Education one zero one: The Rise and Foreseeable future of the Foods Movement.
UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism and Faculty of Letters and Science, Drop 2011.
Sponsored by The Edible Schoolyard Task (edibleschoolyard.org), with assist from Stephen Silberstein and The Knight foundation for Environmental Journalism.
Reside Stream sponsored by Bon Appetit Administration Firm.
Instructors: Michael Pollan and Nikki Henderson.

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