American Food Equity Conference


Buffalo, New York

October 12, 2022





American Food Equity Conference

Seneca One Tower
Buffalo, New York 14203

Wednesday, October 12th
7:30 am — 4:30 pm



In the aftermath of the May 14, 2022 racially-motivated mass shooting at an East Buffalo supermarket, a national discussion ensued concerning America’s chronic racial inequities: fresh food access; nutrition education, healthcare, and related disinvestments in urban minority communities.


Conference Purpose

Gather America’s leading food justice scholars, educators, investment and finance experts, and urban growth leaders to a) examine food inequity, b) hear and respond to Buffalo Black citizens’ presentations on existing efforts to reduce the “grocery gap,” and c) issue a report to the nation on innovative models to create food justice.


This conference is dedicated to the memory of those lost in East Buffalo on May 14, 2022.
Aaron Salter     Katherine Massey     Roberta Drury
     Heyward Patterson        Celestine Chaney
Andre Mackniel     Pearl Young     Geraldine Talley
          Ruth Whitfield            Margus Morrison