Writers’ Harvest Reading, A Benefit for Child Hunger Relief
Featuring student writers from Jennifer Cognard-Black’s “Just Food: Food Writing for Social Justice” seminar
All humans have a fundamental right to adequate food. The students of the “Just Food” seminar are considering just that: how food can bring people together, but it can also separate communities, creating food insecurity and hunger among certain populations, especially children.
For the Writers’ Harvest, the “Just Food” students will share selections from Ethical Eating essays about their own relationships between food and family, eating and kinship—relationships that both reinforce and undermine food privilege.
This reading is a moment of activism. It is meant to raise consciousness about the importance of food justice in the United States and also to raise money on behalf of Share Our Strength, a DC-based organization that has been fighting against child hunger for over thirty years. The suggested donation is $5.00, although any amount is welcome.
After the reading, please stay to share a potluck of dishes that come from the students’ own Ethical Eating essays.
All are welcome.
This reading is sponsored by the Arts Alliance and the Lecture and Fine Arts Committee.