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Science Seminar: Food Justice is More than Growing Food and Feeding People
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 7:50 pm - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Karen Washington
Food Justice is More than Growing Food and Feeding People
People are often told that if they want to be food secure all they have to do is grow some food, drink water and exercise without looking at the structural determinants that reinforce racism in today’s society. We will examine to see if the food system is truly fair, or is it just broken and needs to be fixed.
Karen Washington is a farmer and community activist. She has worked with Bronx neighborhoods to turn empty lots into community gardens and has spoken out for garden protection and preservation. She helped launch a City Farms Market, bringing fresh vegetables to the community. She has led workshops on growing food and food justice across the country and she is the recipient of multiple awards for her leadership. Since retiring in 2014 from being a Physical Therapist, Karen is Co-owner of the Rise & Root Farm in Chester, New York.