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SJW:Food Justice in a Time of COVID
October 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Access to good food is a basic human right. But what does food security mean without an attention to the conditions involved in producing and distributing that food? This panel will draw links between barriers to food access and the precarious working conditions involved in food production, in order to highlight the demand for “food justice”. Further, this panel will explore the ways in which the current global pandemic has intensified food injustice for marginalized communities.
One facet of health care which is overlooked is access to food and how precarious food security is for those losing jobs in a pandemic. Systemic oppression thwarts marginalized communities’ ability to properly feed themselves and their loved ones. This panel will discuss the oft-ignored issue of food access and systemic barriers leading to food precarity as it affects activists and their communities. The panelists examine food accessibility and how barriers to accessing good food is itself a health crisis.