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The Intersection of food justice and race

Posted: April 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm by , in Breaking News, Featured, Morning Magazine

“12% of white children are affected by food insecurity in Colorado while 35% of Latino children are affected by food insecurity.”
CU Boulder student Susan Howard says there is an array of ways that food insecurity interacts with food economic status and race.  Howard is in the INVST program at CU which is partnering with Boulder Food Rescue to host the Forward Food Summit on April 18th.  Nathan Zick-Smith, another INVST student says the time is right to further explore these issues. “Considering the climate regarding race in the country right now, this is really an appropriate time to explore how the food justice movement can take an intentional turn and focus on race.”

 

 

The Forward Food Summit is a one-day conference focused on raising awareness about food justice and food security issues, by bringing together the general public and activists in these two fields to enhance their scope, communication, and abilities to do their work.

The Summit will include workshops, speakers and panels and is happening all day Saturday April 18th at the Impact Hub in Boulder.