Thursday, November 10, 2022
About this Event
1311 Miller Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146
The need for deep reflection, innovative thinking, and joint strategizing with regards to hunger and food equity that put the needs and interests of communities of color at the center is urgent. This event, hosted by the University of Miami School of Law’s Human Rights Program and Clinic, in collaboration with the Human Rights Society, West Virginia University Center for Resilient Communities, and partners, will focus on human rights and racialized approaches to addressing hunger. It will reflect on ways to implement the CERD’s Concluding Observations to the U.S. and discuss the new and revitalized focus on government action as the primary duty-bearer of the right to food. The event will also examine lessons and opportunities for the practical implementation of this framework and dimensions critical for addressing hunger in communities of color. In particular, the panel will delve into the need to foreground the lived experiences and strategies of survival and resistance of communities of color around food insecurity, food system governance, access to land and natural resources, and the environment.