In February of 2021, a few of us on the Farmers To You team got together to start the Food Justice Committee. Our mission? To support the continued growth and learning of ourselves and our community as a whole, in order to be true agents of change in our regional food system.
A large part of our work has been facilitating monthly all-staff discussions. Our discussions are where reading group meets workshop: staff come having read, watched or listened to a few select resources, and together we talk about where our own organization might stretch and grow. Discussions have centered around decolonization and food sovereignty, justice for food and farmworkers, our relationship to major food holidays (like Thanksgiving), and more.
In this week’s post, we want to share a few resources that have been valuable to us. We hope you take them in, share them with your community, and talk about the questions and ideas that come up for you.
Take a look at the Rethinking “Thanksgiving” Toolkit, crafted by the Indigenous Solidarity Network. There’s a lot of information so we suggest moving through the resources at a pace that’s right for you and honoring the time it takes to process.
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