Presentation by David Hilliard, a founding member of the Black Panther Party. Hilliard served as the organization's Chief of Staff, and played a key role in developing the Panthers' community service programs, including its Free Breakfast for Children Program. This and other activities of the Black Panther Party have been credited as forerunners of today's Food Justice Movement.
The 2011 Food Sovereignty Prize Honorees were recognized on November 6, 2011 at the 15th Annual Conference of the Community Food Security Coalition in Oakland, CA. The Prize is supported by the Small Planet Fund, the Lawson Valentine Foundation, the Community Food Security Coalition, and WhyHunger, with in-kind support from additional organizations.