UC Irvine School of Law and the UC Global Food Initiative will co-sponsor a symposium at UC Irvine March 11–12, 2016 that takes up the issue of food equity and posits that in an equitable food system, all people have access to sufficient healthy and culturally appropriate food, and no person or community suffers from a disproportional burden of food production impacts.
Food Justice Writing Competition
Deadline Friday, January 22, 2016
As a part of this initiative, the symposium organizers have created a student writing competition open to all current students and 2015 graduates of University of California law schools.The winner of the competition will (1) receive an award of $500; (2) have the opportunity to present his/her work at the symposium; and (3) have the opportunity to submit the paper for publication in the symposium issue of the UC Irvine Law Review.
All submissions must address some aspect of food equity, which we have defined broadly to account for those circumstances in which food operates as the cause or sets the context for subordination and inequality. This includes topics arising within the field of food law but it also can include other areas of law such as those governing immigration, health, and the environment.
Submissions must not have been published or committed for publication.
To enter the competition, applicants must:
● Submit a paper not exceeding 25,000 words, including footnotes.
● Remove any identifying information on the paper.
● Include a cover letter with the applicant’s name, year in school (or graduation), and school of affiliation.
The deadline to submit is 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Please send all materials to Ana Duong (email@example.com). Please direct any questions or concerns to the symposium organizer, Professor Stephen Lee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join a convergence of students, staff, faculty, and community leaders at large to bridge the conversation of food access, security, and justice within California Colleges and local community environments. This gathering will invite student government and organization leadership, staff program coordinators and directors, faculty and administrators as well as community food agency leadership to UC Santa Barbara to strengthen partnerships and share best practices to inform action steps toward fostering access, equity, and justice for all.