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CWRU Hosts “Race, Food and Justice Conference,” April 25-26, 2013

In collaboration with Environmental Health Watch, Growing Power, and Rid-All Green, Case Western Reserve University’s Social Justice Institute is sponsoring the “Race, Food & Justice Conference.”  Highlights of the conference include a screening of Byron Hurt’s independent film, “Soul Food Junkies.” On Friday, conference speakers will include Erika Allen of the Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative, Randy McShepard of PolicyBridge, Malik Yakini of the Detroit Black Commuity Food Security Network, and Mistinguette Smith, Exec. Director of the Black/Land Project. The Conference culminates on Saturday with the grand opening of the Natural Effect Store in the Colonial Marketplace,  530 Euclid Ave., in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

If you would like more information about food and social justice issues, the following book titles, available in Case libraries, may provide food for thought:

Food and Culture: A Reader (Carole Counihan and Penny Van Esterik, eds., 3rd ed., 2013).
GT2850 .F64 2013

Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability (Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman, eds., 2011.)
HD9005 .C88 2011

Patterns of Food Insecurity, Food Availability, and Health Outcomes Among Rural and Urban Counties (W. Virginia Office of Rural Health Policy, 2011).
QU 146 AA1 P316p 2011

Julie Guthman, Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and the Limits of Capitalism, 2011.
RA645.O23 G88 2011

Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi, Food Justice, 2010.
HD9000.5 .G675 2010

Breakthrough Communities: Sustainability and Justice in the Next American Metropolis (M. Paloma Pavel, ed., 2009).
HT167 .B675 2009

Darrin Nordahl, Public Produce: The New Urban Agriculture, 2009.
S441 .N77 2009

Encyclopedia of Obesity, (Kathleen Keller, ed., 2008).
RC628 .E53 2008

Randy Shaw, Beyond the fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the Struggle for Justice in the 21st Century, 2008.
HD6515.A292 U548 2008

Martha Mahoney, John Calmore and Stephanie Wildman, Cases and Materials on Social Justice: Professionals, Communities and Law, 2003.
KF299 .P8M24 2003