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Food Justice and Environmental Racism: Highlighting Winter's New & Notable Display

by Jacob Smit on 2023-01-31T11:00:40-08:00 | 0 Comments

You do it every day. Multiple times a day even. That’s right, we all do it –– eat food. It sustains us, providing the energy we need to go about our day. We often think about what we want to eat, but don’t ask ourselves some of the critical questions surrounding food. The New & Notable book display on floor 3 of the Lemieux Library does exactly that. 

What contributes to inequalities in food access and how are certain areas and races being limited in what’s available to them? How tightly linked are social and environmental justice issues? What are the ties between food justice, schools, and incarceration rates? How has food justice intersected with other social movements? How and why have activists such as the Black Panthers and United Farm Workers advocated for food justice? What is the future of urban farming and how can it affect our future? What does responsible consumption look like where I live?  

Visit the Lemieux Library’s New & Notable book display on Floor 3 for some incredible books with plenty of food for thought. These works present several viewpoints on topics like food justice and environmental racism, the intersectionality of social and environmental justice, and the viability of urban farming and horticulture.  

For information and resources on food security initiatives on campus, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) at or 206-296-6070. OMA’s Food Security Initiatives provide support to those experiencing hunger and reduces stress as students search for more sustainable solutions to their financial circumstances. Join OMA and SU Grounds & Landscaping for their upcoming Edible Campus Garden Tour February 10, 2023.  

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