Tuesday, 25 March, 2014
|Amnesty International UT will host its 4th Annual Human Rights Week March 24 - 29, 2014. This event is the second event of our Human Rights Week program. "Food Justice as a Human Right" will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 7 pm in the International House Great Room. |
Economic, social and cultural rights are a broad category of human rights guaranteed in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other legally binding international and regional human rights treaties. Among these is the the right to food, including the right to freedom from hunger and access at all times to adequate nutritious food or the means to obtain it. Graduate student Sylvia Duluc-Silva from the Department of Sociology will be here to discuss food deserts, food justice movements in the United States, and community activism in east Knoxville.
A *free* meal made out of seasonal foods will be served. Representatives from the campus chapter of Oxfam America will also be present.
Our co-sponsors are the Issues Committee, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Sociology, Oxfam America Club, and Project V.E.G.G.I.E.