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.
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
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