According to the USDA, approximately 13% of the US population are food insecure; which means that they do not have reliable and steady access to food. When the intersectionality of race and ethnicity is considered, the statistics show that people of color are at a higher risk of being food insecure and are disproportionately impacted by hunger. Please join McCarter & English’s Social Justice Project in a thought-provoking discussion with Professor Angela Odoms-Young, PhD, Professor Mariana Chilton, PhD, and Tamarra Morris, the COO of the Wilmington, DE Community Education Building, who will share their insights, studies, and experiences regarding food insecurities and the way it disproportionately impacts low-income populations and communities of color. We will take a look at how the vestiges of racism have created inequities in our systems and discuss how those systems perpetuate hunger in communities of color and the policy changes and actions needed to promote equity in food access. The panel will be moderated by Jennifer Brogan, Member, Board of Directors at Foodshare, and Director, External Communications & Community Relations at Stop & Shop.
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST