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Collaborative Seminar on College Food Insecurity

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Studio B
Reservation Date(s): 
04/17/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Description: 
In partnership with the UVA Food Collaborative, the UVA Community Food Pantry, Morven Summer Institute and UVA Dining, Challah for Hunger at UVA is hosting a collaborative seminar addressing the complexity of college food insecurity at the University of Virginia and in higher education throughout the nation. Prof. Paul Freedman (Department of Politics and UVA Food Collaborative), will moderate the seminar at which: A representative from the Community Food Pantry will discuss recent efforts to provide undergraduate and graduate students with nonperishable food and “life goods” like diapers, tampons, etc. A representative from UVA Dining will discuss the role of the UVA dining halls to provide food to students from many backgrounds and future efforts to become a resource for food insecure students and staff. Dorm reps will introduce and display recently created infographics about campus hunger and talk about Challah’s initiatives to raise awareness about college food insecurity. Overall, this topic will be framed in the political context of the larger system of production and consumption of food. In this way, we can understand food insecurity among college students as one consequence of food policy (among many that affect the environment, public health, political equality and budget priorities). From these selected perspectives, we can create a list of actionable items for community members interested in preventing food insecurity among college students.
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Type of Event: 
Lecture or Conversation
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