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ASEED Reading Group: Oppression in the Food System & the Struggle for Food Justice

April 28, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We all deserve access to healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food that was grown, processed and sold under conditions that respect nature and other (human) beings. But Injustices in the food system are not random, various forms of oppression intersect with the struggle for a fair food system and the pandemic has especially shown how much of the current food system depends on the exploitation of migrant workers. In this reading group we want to get more familiar with the concept of food justice and the different aspects it entails.
We will be looking at:
  • Food + Justice = Democracy: LaDonna Redmond at TEDxManhattan 2013 (Introduction to Food Justice)
  • COVID-19 foodwork, race, gender, class and food justice: an intersectional feminist analysis by Elaine Swan
  • Unbroken Connection to the Land (FoodFirst! Interview with farmworker activist Rosalinda Guillen)
If you want to participate you can contact alina[at]aseed[dot]net to reserve a spot. Keep in mind, that even if we are meeting online we want to keep the group small to enable a fruitful discussion so the max. amount of participants are 16 people. Once you have signed up we will send you the readings for this session and also later the zoom link to join the event. No previous knowledge is required, anyone who joins can have valuable insights! 


April 28, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm