Awakening our Democracy: Food - Access, Security and Justice - SUGGESTED READINGS
The Office of University Life hosted the fourth installment of its ongoing conversation series, AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY, Tues. Feb. 16, with panelists representing a wide range of perspectives on food access, security and justice. You can view a recording of the event here. Their suggested readings and topical music selections follow.
- Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Decline of the Foods We Love - book sample
- Study highlights link between tree cover and nutrition in children - J. Mollins, Center for International Forestry Research
- Experts Say Lobbying Skewed the U.S. Dietary Guidelines - M. Heid, Time
- Yo-Yo Ma & Kathryn Scott - "The Swan (Saint-Saëns)"
- Tame Impala - "Feels Like We Only Go Backwards"
- Nina Simone - "I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl"
From Rocky Acres Community Farms Founder Rafael Aponte:
- Afroculinaria Blog: Exploring Culinary Traditions of Africa, African America and the African Diaspora
- Food First: Food Sovereignty and Justice - Institute for Food and Development Policy
- Sly and the Family Stone - "Underdog"
- Hector Lavoe - "Hacha y Machete"
- Ismael Rivera - "Caras Lindas"
- Just Food: Philosophy, Justice and Food edited by J.M. Dieterle
- The Color of Food by Natasha Bowens
- A Bone to Pick: The Good and Bad News about Food, with Wisdom and Advice on Diets, Food Safety, GMOs, Farming, and More by Mark Bittman
- Tracy Chapman - "Talking 'Bout a Revolution"
- Danny Elfman - "The Little Things"
- Dave Matthews Band - "Cry Freedom"
- Marvin Gaye - "Mercy Mercy Me"
- Erykah Badu - "Bag Lady"
- The Case for Reparations – T. Coates, The Atlantic
- Our Power Campaign - for environmentally-conscious jobs
- Billie Holiday - "Strange Fruit"
- Bruce Springsteen - "American Skin (41 Shots)"
- Harry Belafonte - "John Henry"
- Voices of the Food Chain - A collection of stories from America's food workers
- Food Chain Avengers: A Food Justice & Worker Justice Comic Book
- Food Chain Workers Alliance
A sampling of questions from registrants:
- How does gentrification affect food security?
- What is the role of architects, urban designers and urban planners in increasing food access, security and equity?
- How do food security issues and policies affect women differently from men?
- What can schools do to reduce disparities in food access and security?
- How can we facilitate collaboration between lawmakers, educators, activists, farmers, and medical professionals to address food inequities?
- Does giving food to (food insecure) people really help? How can we actually solve food insecurity?
- What is the greatest barrier to food security in the United States: spatial location, food distribution, or cost of food?
- How can the "local foods" movement increase access to healthy food in communities that do not have adequate access?
- How do food networks and food deserts impact national obesity?