Food Insecurity in NYC: Past and Present
Food insecurity is an ongoing problem in NYC, that has been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this discussion, we will talk about today’s current crisis, its effect on our communities, and its historical context.
This event will be moderated by Ana Chapman, Director of Adult Learning at Queens Public Library, and we are happy to invite the following individuals, who will be speaking at this panel:
Lana Povitz, Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Middlebury College and author of Stirrings: How Activist New Yorkers Ignited a Movement for Food Justice
John Choe, Executive Director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer with the Flushing Interfaith Council, Flushing Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, and Flushing Community Supported Agriculture
Pedro Rodriguez, Executive Director and founder of La Jornada
This event is bought to you by Queens Memory COVID-19 Project and Adult Learning at Queens Public Library