Food Security

Conversations on Food Justice series: The Radical Origins of Free Breakfast and the Food Justice Movement

October 29, 2020  • Food and Society Program

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The food justice movement as we know it today was born of the legacy of organizations like the Black Panther Party, which launched the Free Breakfast Initiative in 1966.  In this inaugural session of the series, Devita Davison, Executive Director of FoodLab Detroit, and Ericka Huggins, human rights activist, educator, and Black Panther leader, spoke with Dr. Norbert L. W. Wilson, Professor of Food, Economics and Community at Duke Divinity School at Duke University, about the origins of the food justice movement, and how it intersects with fostering racial equality.