Food Justice Project August Happenings

Food Justice Project Meeting: Confronting Racism in the Food System and Food Movement

TUES AUG 16, 6:30-9PM
Location: 23rd Ave S and Jackson St, 309 23rd Ave S 98144, the NELA Center for Student Success

Please join us for our next meeting in August, where we will engage in a facilitated discussion about racism and the food system. This meeting is co-sponsored by Lettuce Link/Solid Ground, and will be facilitated by Bill Aal and Carlos Alicea – bios below.  We hope to increase our understanding of the role that structural racism plays in both our food system and in the growing food movement, and to continue to strengthen our capacity as anti-oppressive organizers.  Please bring your knowledge, personal experiences, relevant excerpts from books or articles and your desire to learn from one-another through lively discussion!

As always, FJP meetings are open to everyone, so please come and bring your friends! Our meetings are potluck style- bring a snack or beverage to share if you’re able.
If you can, please read this paper on Anti-Racist Practice and the Work of Community Food Organizations. Also take a look at the Applied Research Center’s The Color of Food, if you are not already familiar with it.  In September and October, we will focus on class and gender.  Please send suggested readings or speaker ideas to [email protected].


Teach-Out with Clean Greens Farm!
SAT Aug 20, 10 – 3pm

Join CAGJ for our August Teach-Out at Clean Greens Farm, who has a big need for volunteers right now, so we are returning to this favorite spot!  **Please note, space is limited, so RSVP’s are required. To sign up email Sara at [email protected]. We will send you directions and details upon receiving your RSVP, as well as information about what to wear and bring. We will be carpooling; please let us know if you can drive, and if so how many people you can bring.  All activities will be appropriate for children and we can work out disability accommodations if needed.

The Black Dollar Days Task Force developed Clean Greens Farm in response to the under-representation of African Americans among the ranks of those farming in Washington, as well as the lack of foods relevant to the African American as well as African immigrant food cultures locally. Operating on 22 acres, Clean Greens produces chemical-free, organic food in Duvall, WA for inner city residents.
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