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Food Deserts and Swamps: How Racism Makes it Hard for Some Communities to Get Groceries
May 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This event will be a panel discussion with Chloe Marshall of the Food Justice Coalition 20743 and Margaret Howard-Hubbard of ECO City Farms. Both will provide context for understanding the way that systemic racism has led to food inequities in Prince George’s County and the DMV area. Why do some communities lack access to fresh food while others have four or five groceries stores? What does it mean to live in a food desert or a food swamp? Come learn about the current situation in local communities and the hard work of activists who are bringing fresh food into their neighborhoods and returning ownership of food systems to communities of color.
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