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Re-Imagining Food Pantries as Activist Spaces

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Defining Moments Podcast is hosting multiple episodes about how food communicates and how we communicate about food. In this episode, Dr. Rebecca de Souza discusses her research on communication processes at food pantries, a primary form of access for those who are food insecure. de Souza invites listeners to consider the limits of charitable organizing as a response to hunger. She urges us to re-imagine food pantries as activist spaces that challenge systemic racism, privilege, and stigma. Dr. de Souza is a Professor in the Department of Communication at University of Minnesota at Duluth.

You can read Dr. de Souza’s work published in Health Communication at: