Senior Fellow Priya Fielding-Singh in November 2021 publishes her book entitled How the Other Half Eats.
According to Priya and Aditi, with the issue coming to a head during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, food and nutritional inequality have become an increasingly dire problem in America. “Inequalities in what and how we eat have largely been blamed on food deserts – but new research shows that the real roots of these disparities run much deeper,” the Senior Fellows explain.
In this virtual conversation, Aditi (Assistant Professor of Urban Studies, University of Toronto) will interview Priya (Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Studies, University of Utah) about Priya’s powerful and timely new book, as well as the implications and possibilities for achieving food justice in the United States and beyond.
Being rich or poor in America impacts something even more fundamental than the food families can afford: it affects the meaning of food itself.
In her book, Priya Fielding-Singh takes us to the frontlines of how food shapes the human experience through the eyes of four families across income, educational, and ethno-racial backgrounds. By diving into the nuances of families’ lives, Fielding-Singh lays bare the limits of efforts narrowly focused on improving families’ access to healthy food. Instead, she reveals how being rich or poor in America impacts something even more fundamental than the food families can afford: it affects the meaning of food itself and how caregivers use food differently to express love, protect, educate, and preserve heritage with their children.
Join us for what will be a timely and thoughtful conversation as we discuss the broader implications of Fielding-Singh’s research for parents, teachers, policy-makers, doctors, and health care workers during the global pandemic. Register for free via this link.
PAX Power to the People x HIA TALKS | Conflict as opportunity
During the annual Peace Week (September 18-26) the second edition of Pax Power to the People took place. Humanity in Action The Netherlands organized together with PAX the event Conflict as opportunity. The Key note was provided by Senior Fellow Ufuk Kâhya. He shared in a personal story, his own experiences in a polarized society, and revealed how he remains hopeful despite it. How can we learn to talk (again) to people who are far removed from us? And do these social and personal conflicts also contain an opportunity?
Legal Heroes in the Trump Era
Join a book talk with Tahmina Watson to discuss "Legal Heroes in the Trump Era". Moderated by Senior Fellow and Board member Talia Dubovi.
COVID-19 Design Thinking Workshop
Senior Fellow Jasmine Burton, Executive Director and Founder of Wish for WASH, invites you to join the organization's first COVID-19 inspired design thinking workshop.