White to keynote National Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference

October 16, 2013

Monica White, a UW-Madison assistant professor of environmental justice, will deliver the keynote address at the National Black Farmers Urban Gardeners Conference, held Nov. 8-10 in Brooklyn, New York. 

White has also been invited as a panelist for the CNN Dialogues event "Hungry For Change: America's Struggle to Eliminate Food Deserts," moderated by Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s Emmy Award-winning Chief Medical Correspondent. The program will be taped Nov. 12 at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., and aired at a future date. The discussion will focus on the issues of food security and food deserts in the United States what works, what doesn’t and what needs to change to put healthy food in the hands of more Americans.

White, recognized for her innovative studies of urban farming and African American resistance to food insecurity, leads environmental justice research, teaching and outreach at UW-Madison, with a shared appointment in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.