Dreaming Ourselves Free - Collectively manifesting a world absent of state violence in the food system. Engaging in our common struggles of unjust food systems across nations and exchanging solutions to manifest new ways forward.
Join us as we hear from a dynamic panel of movement leaders in meaningful conversation about nonviolent food systems and the impacts of systemic racism, state violence and its harmful impact on BIPOC livelihoods. Panelists will identify what it takes to dismantle the structures and policies that perpetuate violence. Collectively, we will shift away from a food system of exploitation to a food system centered on equity, restoration and resilience. Together, we will move toward the big dream – what a world without violence in the food system will look like.
Date Thursday, August 13, 2020
Time 1pm - 2:00pm EST
Confirmed panelists Miriam Nobre, World March of Women Randolph Carr, National Black Food and Justice Alliance Nicole Yanes, NDN Collective Frances Perez-Rodriguez, La Finca Del Sur
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At the 2015 Closing the Hunger Gap conference held in Portland, Oregon with more than 600 people representing food access organizations from all 50 states and Canada, a statement was developed and adopted that has served as a foundation for the network’s vision of a world free of hunger.
Racial injustice and privilege are at the root of economic injustice.
Economic injustice is the root cause of hunger.
The only way to end hunger is to end racial injustice.
Five years later as we witness and participate in the amplification of voices responding to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, and to the ongoing violence, suppression, and brutality facing the Black community; as we witness and participate in demanding the end of state-sanctioned violence in Black communities and calling for justice and collective liberation; as we witness and participate in the mobilization of people taking to the streets in urban areas and rural townships in the U.S. and across the world; we are called to re-center our foundational statement that there will be no end to hunger without ending racial injustice. Read the rest at: thehungergap.org/closing-the-hunger-gap-solidarity-statement/... See MoreSee Less
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