There is only one justice movement. The #mikebrownverdict was a travesty of justice. If you want to help, this is how to connect our issue of food justice with social justice.
Most of the time we act as if the movement for food justice is separate for the movement for social justice. This is something that we must unlearn.
It is not. Our destinies are tied together. Justice is indivisible. If we fight for freedom for one, we achieve freedom for all.
The injustice in Ferguson is tied to the injustice everywhere.
Its hard to talk about race in this country.
People across the country come together to march and voice
frustration with the verdict from the Zimmerman trail. We are now forced to talk about race.
The silence of the food movement on the issue of justice in
the case of Trayvon
Martin/Zimmerman trial is deafening. I know that many of us were among the
thousands that marched. I marched too. I wondered what can the food movement
offer the social movement against racism and injustice?
During his State of the Union address, President Barak Obama proposed that the United States take the lead internationally to address climate change. He quoted John F. Kennedy, who said, “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.”When thinking about this climate problem, many in communities of color do not feel that they are responsible for climate change. It’s not the behavior of poor people and communities of color that has got the earth off balance. I am not asserting blame — I am stating the obvious.
Published May 13, 2013
Corporate Accountability International
As a mom, nothing is more important to me than caring for my children. Taking care of their bodies, minds and spirit is second nature to me.
The sacred bond between mother and child is built on trust and love. It is cherished and nurtured through the daily choices that I make for the health of my children. They depend upon me to make the right choices for them to thrive.
Politics of the plate
Published May 16, 2013
Minnesota Spokesman Recorder
Big money talks in limiting your right to know what you are eating
When we are told to watch what we eat, many of us are counting calories. We
are told to count the amount of fat, sodium or sugar is in a food. Research
says that tracking food in this manner helps us make better food choices
Yet there are aspects of our food that are not as easily quantified as grams
of fat, salt or sugar. This aspect of our food is not measurable and is beyond our realm of choices.
People of color seek an environmental message that includes them
Published May 03, 2013
It is easy to dismiss the environmental movement. It seems that so many of the messages that come from environmentalists are related to things that are defined as White or ideas that are not of any concern to African Americans. It may also seem like the environmental movement is trying to “unring” a bell, making the behavior attached to protecting the environment from human harm inaccessible and unrealistic.
Welcome to Food Justice NOW!
What I hope to accomplish in this space is to develop a place where there is a discussion about the race, class and gender issues that shape the injustices in food and agriculture system.
At the same time, I know that I know only a little but I am willing to share what I know.
I am also interested in learning from you.
If you have a story to share or you want to contribute a piece to publish please let me know.
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