Collaboration Project

 
 

Hunger for Justice

Raising awareness of food scarcity and insecurity.

The Collaboration Project’s ICAN/WeCan initiative for 2012–2014 was Hunger for Justice—a theme that we drew from our work in conjunction with the Adelphi Community Reads’ book for 2012, The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Hunger for Justice can be understood as a way to raise awareness about the millions of people all over the world, including many right here in Nassau County, who suffer from food insecurity. In the United States, much of the food that is most affordable and readily available is not always the healthiest or freshest. The organization of agricultural industry is also problematic: It is detrimental to the health and dignity of farm workers and to the planet.

Hunger for Justice expresses our commitment to understanding and taking action on these issues and others. Everyone is entitled to accurate information and access to a healthy diet of food that is ethically produced. In addition to these food-related challenges, Hunger for Justice can be understood as a metaphor for the yearning we all feel to work to build a better world.


Goals

  1. To continue supporting student-centered activities, intiatives and programs, especially those relating to the Collaboration Project’s 2012–2013 theme Hunger for Justice
  2. To raise the Adelphi community’s consciousness of issues related to food justice
  3. To support, encourage and create activities in conjunction with the Adelphi Community Reads initiative and the first-year reading for 2012: The Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Events in this Series Included

New School: Conference on Food Sustainability Around the Globe

Food Stamped (2010) film screening

Human Rights Teach-In

Storied Meal Session

Poison-Eating, Blow-gun Hunting and Health: Diet as a Double Edged Sword

Super Size Me (2004) film screening

The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island


For information about Hunger for Justice, please contact:

Maggie Gray
Associate Professor
Political Science
e – gray5@adelphi.edu

Della Hudson
Associate Dean Student Affairs
e – hudson@adelphi.edu

 
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