Reception | Land of Plenty: College Students and the Fight for Food Sovereignty


Mar 24 2022


Gallery 221 HCC
4001 N. Tampa Bay Boulevard

Join Gallery221@HCC for a reception of Land of Plenty: College Students and the Fight for Food Sovereignty. This exhibition will be on display March 21 – May 12, 2022. A reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 5 – 8 p.m. with a panel discussion to begin at 6 p.m.


For more information about this event and all other programs associated with the exhibition, please visit the gallery’s website.


As one of the top producers of food on the globe, the United States is often visualized as a land of bountiful harvest and with resources for all. However, many Americans experience some level of food insecurity, unsure when they will be able to consume their next nutritious meal. Research suggests that college students are more likely to be food insecure than the general population and, on average, the rate of food insecurity among college students is 42%. The photographs included in Land of Plenty in Gallery221@HCC visualize how students feel food insecurity affects their community and educational experience, as well as what food insecurity means to them personally. Utilizing the research method of photovoice, which supports participatory photographic storytelling and self-advocacy for socially excluded groups, this exhibition is the result of a research project led by a consortium of Anthropology Faculty from Hillsborough Community College.

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HCC Art Galleries are free and open to the public. Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.


Gallery221@HCC is located on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center, HCC Dale Mabry Campus. Visitor parking on campus is free in any open lot. Gallery hours are Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–2 p.m., closed Saturday–Sunday.



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