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Urban Food Policy Forum: Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City

October 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

Part of our Urban Food Policy Forum series.

Urban agriculture is increasingly considered an important part of creating just and sustainable cities. Yet the benefits that many people attribute to urban agriculture—fresh food, green space, educational opportunities—can mask structural inequities, thereby making political transformation harder to achieve. Realizing social and environmental justice requires moving beyond food production to address deeper issues such as structural racism, gender inequity, and economic disparities.

In their new book, Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Research Director Nevin Cohen and Professor of Environmental Studies and Food Studies at the New School Kristin Reynolds illustrate how some urban farmers and gardeners not only grow healthy food for their communities but also use their activities and spaces to disrupt the dynamics of power and privilege that perpetuate inequity. Beyond the Kale argues that urban agricultural projects focused explicitly on dismantling oppressive systems have the greatest potential to achieve substantive social change.

Join us for a presentation and discussion of their findings.

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Learn more about the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute: cunyurbanfoodpolicy.org
Learn more about the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy: sph.cuny.edu

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CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy
55 West 125th Street 7th Floor
New York, NY 10027 United States
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