Food Systems and Movements

Monday, March 16, 2015 -
2:45pm to 5:00pm EDT
Philanthropy New York, 79 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor, NYC
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The modern food system, dominated by global monopolies, has been shaped by the privatization of public goods and the deregulation of corporate capital— leading to the highest levels of global inequality in economic history. The staggering social and environmental costs of this transition have hit people of color the hardest, reflected in the record levels of hunger and the massive northern migrations of impoverished farmers in the Global South, and an epidemic of diet-related diseases and high levels of unemployment, incarceration and violence in underserved communities of color in the Global North.
In many ways, the community food movement— with its projects for a fair, sustainable, healthy food system— is rebuilding our public sphere from the ground up. But as many organizations have discovered, we can’t rebuild the public sphere without addressing the issues which divide us. For many communities this means addressing racism in the food system. "Understanding where and how racism manifests itself in the food system, recognizing it within our movement and our organizations and within ourselves is not extra work for transforming our food system; it is the work."  - Eric Holt-Giménez

Join Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First, for a discussion on the global food system, food movements and the role that race plays in each.


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2:45 - 3:00 PM  Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM  Program

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