The Food Equity Scholars, U.B. Food Lab | Civil Eats


The authors are a group of interdisciplinary scholars from varied institutions affiliated with the UB Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab with a collective commitment to food justice in East Buffalo. The authors of this op-ed are: Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, University at Buffalo; Enjoli Hall, MIT; Gabby Headrick, Johns Hopkins; Cameron Herman, Buffalo State College; Yeeli Mui, Johns Hopkins University; Carol Ramos Gerena, University at Buffalo; and Samina Raja, University at Buffalo (Dr. Raja is the corresponding author: email

Op-ed: East Buffalo Needs Community-Driven Structural Investments, Not Fly-In, Fly-Out Charity

Mourners light candles at a makeshift memorial outside of Tops market on May 16, 2022 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)