Food Justice Week

October 16, 2020

Food justice week

Food Justice Week Calendar PDF

Calendar of Events 

Friday, Oct 16 -- World Food Day  

What is Food Justice? 

Tune into OMA’s Instagram (@SU_OMA) throughout the week as students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community members share their definitions and approaches to Food Justice.  

What is Food Justice? What is the lens you bring to the table?  


Hungry to Learn Film Screening & Discussion  

4:00-6:00 pm Online (TBD) 

October 16th was first recognized as World Food Day in 1945 by the United Nations with the belief that “the goal of freedom from want of food, suitable and adequate for the health and strength of all people can be achieved."  

In honor of World Food Day, we invite you to join us for a film screening of Hungry to Learn and a discussion about food justice on college campuses and how we can bring the mission of World Food Day to our campus. 

Hungry to Learn is a documentary by Soledad O’Brien and Geeta Gandbhir that explores the issue of food security on college campuses. Learn more about the film at

Co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Department of Social Work 


Tuesday, October 20th  

Seattle University Food Initiative Webinar 

11:00 am  

Campus and community resources to support student food security 

Hosted by College of Nursing APNI program students 


Redhawk Dining’s Virtual Teaching Kitchen: Food Justice Week Edition + Q&A w/ the Chef  

6:00 pm 

Live on Instagram @RedhawkDining

In celebration of Food Justice Week, Redhawk Dining & The Office of Multicultural Affairs have a special culinary treat up our sleeves. Join us Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00pm @RedhawkDining to tune into a live IGTV and watch as our culinary team prepares a whole meal while talking you Redhawks through how to prepare each dish, where our ingredients are sourced, and how to utilize parts of produce that may otherwise have been thrown away! Throughout the session we will answer any questions you may have about the dish or our sustainability programs! We will also hold a Live Q&A with our Chef de Cuisine to answer any further questions and provide further cooking tips/tricks. See below for a sneak peek of the menu. We’ll see you there virtually! 

Chicken & Veggie Meatballs 

Smashed Potatoes 

Roasted Carrots 

Veggie Top Pesto 

Sustainable Dessert 

Hosted by Redhawk Dining 


Wednesday, October 21st  


11:00 am- 4:00 pm 

Drop off non-perishable food and paper grocery bags to support the SU Food Pantry 

Boxes will be available for a contactless drop-off in Pavillion 180 

Hosted by College of Nursing APNI program students & OMA  


Edible Campus Tour -- Live  

Join us LIVE on Instagram @SU_OMA at 1pm 

Figs? Blueberries? Apples? Do you know where you can find all the edible foods and treats on the Seattle U campus? Tour the gardens from the comfort of your own room and learn some of the secrets of our edible campus.  

Hosted by Grounds and Landscaping: Edible Campus Intern  


***Food Justice Panel: "Conversation and Call to Action for Food Justice”  

4:00- 5:00 pm

“Food Justice” can often hold different meanings for different people. Is food justice about access to nutritious food? Is it about sustainable farming practices? Is it about public health and policy? Or is it about something else or all of these things? 

Join the Department of Social Work and the Office of Multicultural Affairs as we welcome a panel of experts whose work is rooted in food justice. Panelists will explore the varied ways we can be actively engaged in the fight for food justice at SU and beyond. 

Panelists include: 

Nyema Clark 

Farm Queen, Executive Director Nurturing Roots  

Dana Cordy 

Community Nutritionist, Chicken Soup Brigade- Lifelong  

Marilú Fernandez 

Professional Worker for WSU Skagit Extension  

Laura Titzer  

Author of No Table Too Small and Community Initiatives Manager at Northwest Harvest 

Shelly Ver Ploeg  

Food and Health Policy Institute, The George Washington University 

Co-hosted by the Department of Social Work & the Office of Multicultural Affairs  


RHA Meal in a Mug 

6:00-7:00 pm  

Sign-up on Connect SU  

Looking for cheap and quick meals in your dorm room? Come learn to cook delicious food with nothing but a mug and a microwave! 

Hosted by Residential Hall Association  


Thursday, October 22 

Seattle University Food Initiative Webinar  

11:00 am  

Campus and community resources to support student food security  

Hosted by College of Nursing APNI program students  


Basics of Budgeting 1pm  

Credits, Debits, and Budgets, Oh My! 

This workshop will provide basic information about how to start budgeting your finances. You will be introduced to basic budgeting concepts as well as different tools that exist to help you get started. 

Hosted by Student Persistence 


Friday, October 23 

Food & Conversations: Food Justice Week Reflections  

12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Bring your lunch, treat, or tea and tune in for a casual lunchtime conversation. We’ll talk about food, justice, and all the ways they intersect in our lives.  

Co-hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability