Join us for the Splane lecture on Social Policy & Food Security – January 26th

unacto1Confronting First World Hunger: Charity or the Right to Food

Graham Riches, Emeritus Professor, former Director of thScreen Shot 2014-11-05 at 9.30.24 PMe UBC  School of Social Work

The whittling away of the welfare state in Canada and elsewhere has witnessed the steady growth of the food charity industry. Cross-national research points to the ineffectiveness of food charity as offering a long term solution. The Human Right to Adequate Food, together with food policy informing integrated agriculture, income redistribution, public health and social policies offer alternative approaches born of collective social responsibility. Will BC and Canada step forward?

RESPONDENT: Professor Margot Young, Faculty of Law, UBC

Sponsored by:

UBC’s School of Social Work, The United Nations Association in Canada, The World Federalist Movement – Canada, The Liu Institute for Global Issues

RSVP to or 604.822.1672

Monday, January 26th at 5:30pm, followed by a reception

Venue: Liu Institute for Global Issues,  Multipurpose Room 6476 NW Marine Drive, UBC, Vancouver

For further information, please contact

PDF of the poster: SplaneLecture_Jan.26,2015


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