Get ready to change the story.
Food + Justice = Democracy is a national meeting like no other. Led by a national steering committee of food justice activists, the agenda elevates the food stories of communities of color and tribal nations. With this grounding, participants will co-create a national food justice platform to push our government and our political leaders to prioritize a fair, just and healthy food system.
Think you know the whole story? Think again.
For most people in the U.S., our knowledge of the food system comes from supermarkets and corporate advertising campaigns. The dominant narrative of our food system—that it is healthy and efficient—is inaccurate, incomplete and deceptive. Even the most popular “alternative” stories—that of idyllic farms supplying produce to local co-ops or organic cafés—provide an incomplete vision of what is needed and what is possible.
The full impact of the food system on the people who live and work throughout the food chain—particularly people of color, from the fields, to the processing plants, to the supermarkets, to the plate—is hidden. The lack of these stories being heard, and therefore considered in policy and planning processes, reinforces health inequities and the current legacy of historical injustices.
For more information on how we'll raise-up stories, build networks and change policy visit Food+Justice=Democracy.