In a conversation with the interim Director of DC Hunger Solutions LaMonika Jones, our Chief Knowledge Officer Dr. Beverley Wheeler discussed food equity as a strategic part of Black resistance for DC Public Libraries “As We R” conversational series. The DC Public Libraries “As We R” conversational series is a weekly video series that features Black Washingtonians sharing what Black Resistance means to them.
In this powerful conversation, Beverley spotlights food heroes like Dreaming Out Loud’s Founder Chris Bradshaw, emphasizes the link between systemic barriers to accessing healthy food and higher rates of disease, and discusses the importance of empowering the Black community with choice, noting, “I think choice is critical [when it comes to food equity]. In our communities, that choice has often been taken away.”
To hear the full dialogue between Beverley and LaMonika, please watch the video above.