Faculty Panel: Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley, Oct 26

Berkeley food institute hopes to build Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This panel considers the tangible and conceptual outcomes of undoing inequality in the context of the UC Berkeley food system. Panelists will address issues of student, faculty and staff representation and participation, with the aim of redesigning the social, cultural and political institutions that determine food studies and food access on campus.

Given that disparities in wealth, opportunity and privilege affect everything from research agendas to rates of student hunger, exclusion and marginalization remain a reality at UC Berkeley. Panelists will thus consider the question: In what ways could equity across our campus food system precipitate strategic steps toward a more humane, democratic, and inclusive society? This discussion will both grapple with theory and suggest practical solutions.

Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Faculty Co-director, Berkeley Food Institute
Jennifer Sowerwine, Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Moderator: Kara Young, PhD Candidate, Sociology