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The Fifty One is a nod to the fact that women make up 51% of the U.S. population. In each season, we take a national issue and work with local reporters across the country to explore its impact on women at the local level. In season 1, we're tackling food insecurity—the drivers of it, solutions, and what it really looks like in communities across the country.

The Fifty One is a nod to the fact that women make up 51% of the U.S. population. In each season, we take a national issue and work with local reporters across the country to explore its impact on women at the local level. In season 1, we're tackling food insecurity—the drivers of it, solutions, and what it really looks like in communities across the country.
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The Fifty One is a nod to the fact that women make up 51% of the U.S. population. In each season, we take a national issue and work with local reporters across the country to explore its impact on women at the local level. In season 1, we're tackling food insecurity—the drivers of it, solutions, and what it really looks like in communities across the country.

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Episodes

How Redlining Helped Create Food Insecurity

9/19/2018
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Redlining effectively segregated U.S. cities for decades, and precipitated divestment from low-income neighborhoods. Those same neighborhoods are the ones struggling with food insecurity today. Next week, we'll explore one of those cities (Birmingham, AL), but in this episode we look at the history of redlining and how it intersects with food access issues. Support the project: damemagazine.com/support-our-work Sign up for ProPublica's User's Guide to Democracy: propublica.org/voterguide.

Duration:00:10:11

The Role of Ethnic Markets & Bodegas in Addressing Food Insecurity

9/12/2018
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The traditional definition of the term "food desert" leaves out ethnic markets, which means these small food havens are also often left out of policy discussions and support programs. In this episode Amy Roost joins us to explore these markets as an integral part of the solution to food access in many neighborhoods, and the importance of culturally appropriate food options in immigrant communities.

Duration:00:16:00

The Web of Poverty, Racism, and Sexism Surrounding Food Insecurity

9/5/2018
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In the first episode of our first season, Civil Eats contributing editor Twilight Greenaway joins us to talk about the complexities of food access and how it relates to everything from urban planning to poverty to structural racism and sexism. This season we've partnered with local reporters across the country to explore what food access looks like for women in their communities. Check out complementary stories to this season on damemagazine.com and civileats.com. Support this project...

Duration:00:27:51

Welcome to The 51, from DAME Magazine

3/20/2018
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In each season of DAME Magazine's The 51, we'll take a national issue and explore what it looks like for women living in communities throughout the country. In season 1, we're tackling food deserts. Back in 2011 when Michelle Obama announced The Healthy Food Financing Initiative, the goal was to eliminate food deserts—parts of the country where residents have no access to fresh produce—in seven years. That would be now. And yet the country is still full of food deserts. Together with local...

Duration:00:02:46