In June 2014, Hunter College and the East Harlem community organized All in East Harlem, a vision conference that brought together Hunter College faculty and students and the many individuals and organizations concerned about the future of East Harlem and the well-being of its residents.
Over 175 people came out to share ideas and discuss the potential partnerships that Hunter College can forge with the East Harlem community. The conference included several keynote speakers, including Congressman Charles Rangel, labor leader Dennis Rivera, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer.
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Learn more about CUNY Projects in East Harlem
The New York City Food Policy Center co-facilitated the Food Access, Promotion and Affordability Work Group where several East Harlem health and human service professionals discussed the health issues confronting our community. The group also identified several actions that Hunter can take to promote collaboration and resource sharing among groups working to promote healthier food environments in East Harlem.
We looked for suggested actions that:
- Build on previous accomplishments of East Harlem organizations and residents
- Enhance rather than duplicate the food-related work of existing organizations, individuals and coalitions
- Benefit from the contributions that Hunter and CUNY faculty and students have to offer
- Promise to bring about meaningful improvement in the food status and diet of the people of East Harlem and reductions in the inequalities in health experienced by East Harlem residents.
We look forward to working with our community partners to continue this dialog and build on the momentum generated by this landmark collaboration.