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Food for Thought Lecture Series – EMPA Panel: Creating Food Secure Communities: A View from Leaders in the Fight Against Hunger

October 14, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Online Zoom event.

Lisa Hines-Johnson, former COO of the Food Bank For New York City, will facilitate an engaging and informative discussion with Dr. Melony Samuels, Executive Director and Founder of The Campaign Against Hunger and Linda Goode Bryant, Executive Director and Founder of Project EATS – leaders with significant experience in the fight against hunger in NYC. This talk will address practices and policies critical to creating food secure communities and why understanding food justice is imperative in responding to food insecurity. While the need is great, there are ways that you can get involved and make an impact. We will discuss how to make your mark during this session.

Panel will consist of:
Lisa Hines-Johnson, former Chief Operating Officer of Food Bank For New York City
Dr. Melony Samuels, Founder and Executive Director of The Campaign Against Hunger
Linda Good Bryant, Founder and President of Project EATS

Food for Thought is a speaker series that welcomes a distinguished lineup of EMPA Faculty approaching the Covid-19 crisis and social justice reform. Each week a speaker will present their recommendation paper, highlight their perspective on the crisis, and engage in a dialogue with EMPA students, alumni, and other faculty members.

We are in a pivotal moment – full of opportunities for policymakers to transform lessons from the crisis into concrete benefits for their communities. While we cannot come together physically to exchange ideas, we believe we can leverage the virtual tools at our disposal to activate stakeholders and build out practical and innovative solutions to the crisis at hand.

Zoom link will be sent upon registration. REGISTER HERE

Event Contact Information:
Valerie Zimmer
212 851 9550


https://zoom.us/ NY United States


Columbia University