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Food Justice: Intersections Within Civil Rights and Animal R

Food Justice: Intersections within Civil Rights and Animal Rights 
Monday, April 12, 2021 | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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There are significant disparities in access to plant based food and fresh produce in low income communities of color which result in higher rates of diet-related diseases. The panel will discuss opportunities for collaboration between civil rights and animal advocates in the food justice arena and explore ways to reform US food systems in ways that provide access to healthy plant based food in low income communities of color and exclude animal cruelty. The panel will examine the structural roots of these disparities--an industrial factory farm system that exploits animals and low-income workers (often of color and immigrants) and the connections between the exploitation of human and non-human animals in the production and distribution of food. Panelists will discuss how issues of economic inequality, systemic racism, and speciesism permeate our national food system. Food justice is multi-faceted encompassing civil rights, economic justice, and animal rights and provides rich opportunities for collaboration.

Sejal Sanghvi
, Secretary, Animal Law Committee 

Jessica Culpepper, Director, Public Justice Food Project
Lauren Ornelas, Founder and President, Food Empowerment Project
Craig Willingham, Deputy Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

Sponsoring Committee:
Animal Law
Christopher Wlach, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committee:
Civil Rights, Co-Chairs,  Zoey Chenitz and Kevin Jason

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