Food for Thought: Technology, Community, Health, Access, and Justice

Julia Waity (Sociology and Criminology), Ana Barrios Sosa (Chemistry and Biochemistry), Carol Plautz (Biology and Marine Biology), Ellie Ebrahimi (Computer Science), Huili Hao (Environmental Sciences), Avinash Geda (Congdon School), Manoj Vanajakumari (Congdon School), Amelia Huelskamp (Health and Applied Human Sciences), Alexia Franzidis (Health and Applied Human Sciences), Ann Rotchford (Sociology and Criminology), Leah Mayo (Center for Healthy Communities)

The goal of "Food for Thought" is to bring attention to issues around food and health at UNCW and in the broader community and to create a community of scholars who can collaborate on future food related research, including seeking external funding. Events focus on food, medicine, and GMOs, food supply chain, food justice, and food insecurity and food access as well as lightning talks about food research. This IRSS will not only highlight the great work that is currently being done at UNCW but provide opportunities to share resources and build networks for future collaborations.

Food Apartheid in the Modern South

featuring Dr. Deidre Grim
Tuesday, October 18 | 6:00 p.m. | McNeill Hall 1005 


Community Listening Session / Meet and Greet

Center for Social Impact, The Cape Fear Food Council, Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC
Tuesday, October 25 | 4:00 p.m. | Truist Hall 


Hungry to Learn: How Students Are Struggling with Food Insecurity on Campus

featuring Soledad O'Brien
Tuesday, March 28 | 7:00 p.m. | Burney Center