Center Director Presents at Food, Housing, and Racial Justice Symposium
April 21, 2023
The Center's director, Mariana Chilton, PhD, joined a panel of experts discussing the human right to food at a symposium focused on addressing hunger in communities of color. The Food, Housing, and Racial Justice Symposium was hosted on April 13 and 14 by the University of Miami Law School as part of Miami Human Rights Week.
The panel was moderated by Denisse Córdova Montes of the University Miami Law School faculty and featured the following experts in addition to Chilton:
- Dr. Heber Brown III, Black Church Food Security Network
- Amy Cohen, Temple University Beasley School of Law
- Austen-Monet McClendon, Black Church Food Security Network
- Smita Narula, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University
- Antonio Tovar, National Family Farm Coalition
- Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
Chilton shared the outcome of the Center's many years' of research on health, food insecurity, and discrimination, including Witnesses to Hunger's use of photovoice in ensuring the right to food as well as her own research on rights-based approaches to food insecurity.
The group is working on the development of a joint declaration on the right to food.