HIP’s Food Justice Workshops focus on systemic issues of the U.S. food system that affect the access to and control of food resources. Participants are given the tools to be their own advocates for food justice issues that impact their daily lives. Topics addressed include: food policies, food waste, and the intersection of food system with race, class, gender, and other systems of oppression.
What is food justice?
We like the definition from Food Justice Work Group, Portland / Multnomah Food Policy Council which states that:
The Food Justice movement envisions a food system that is inclusive, community-led and participatory, without the exploitation of people, land, or the environment. It identifies and acts to remove the significant structural inequities that exist within our food and economic systems. Food Justice activists seek to establish healthy, resilient communities with equitable access to nourishing and culturally appropriate food.
Thus, food justice encompasses a vision of social, environmental, and economic justice; improved nutrition and health; and community activism. The concept of food justice aligns itself with the goals of social justice, which demand recognition of human rights, equal opportunity, and fair treatment.
If you are interested in bringing a food justice workshop to your community or school, email our Community Relations Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.