Kean University Human Rights Conference Hunger: The Politics of Food


When: Friday, March 22nd 9am-12pm
Where: Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, New Jersey, 7083
Cost: FREE – registration required ($250 Stipend provided

Hunger is no game. The devastating truth of the global hunger crisis is evident in the numbers: More than one billion people worldwide don’t know when they will have their next meal; 20 million of these people are at immediate risk of dying from malnutrition. In the United States, 14 percent of the population relies on food banks, soup kitchens, and similar services to feed themselves and their families.

Despite worldwide economic recovery and growth, an increase in sustainable agriculture and declining food prices, food insecurity continues to grow. Factors include climate change, natural disaster, conflict, and global food policy.

The time is now to end hunger.

Award-winning chef and food policy activist Tom Colicchio, head judge and executive producer on Bravo Television’s Top Chef, will be the featured speaker.

Also speaking will be Karen Washington, a leader in the urban farming movement, and Kean alumna Lovely Randle ’16, who has conducted research on the correlation of food deserts and childhood obesity.

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