Columbia University in the City of New York

Awakening Our Democracy at CUMC

Food - Access, Security and Justice

Please join the Office of University Life for a lively discussion about food and public health.

Simran Sethi (moderator), author, Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love; food educator
Cristina Fernandez, Post-Doctoral Clinical Research Fellow, General Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center
Anthony Giancatarino, Director, Policy and Strategy, Center for Social Inclusion
Rafael Aponte, Farmer; Founder, Rocky Acres Community Farm
Diana Robinson, Campaign and Education Coordinator, Food Chain Workers Alliance

AWAKENING OUR DEMOCRACY is a conversation series from the Office of University Life’s Community Citizenship Initiative on race, ethnicity, disparities, and justice issues at the forefront of the University’s and the nation’s consciousness.

Participate: Check out selected readings, topical musical selections, and more from our panelists.

February 16, 2016 | 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hammer Health Sciences Room 401 / 701 W 168th St

Guests who anticipate needing accommodations or who have questions about physical access may contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or

Co-sponsors for the Awakening Our Democracy series include:

  • Center for American Studies
  • Center for Children and Families
  • Center for Institutional and Social Change
  • Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies
  • Center for Justice
  • Center for Race, Philosophy and Social Justice
  • Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
  • Center for the Study of Law and Culture
  • Center on African American Politics and Society
  • Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice
  • Columbia Population Research Center
  • CUMC Deans for Diversity
  • Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
  • Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life
  • Institute for Research in African-American Studies
  • Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Institute for the Study of Human Rights
  • Office of the University Chaplain
  • Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
  • Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
  • SIPA Diversity Task Force
  • Social Intervention Group
  • Tamer Center for Social Enterprise
  • Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture