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No Justice, No Peas! Racial Justice in the Food Movement at Facing Race 2012

No Justice, No Peas! Racial Justice in the Food Movement at Facing Race 2012

This post was written by Lena Afridi, a research analyst at UNITE HERE. At this month’s Facing Race 2012 conference, Real Food Real Jobs had the opportunity to explore the often overlooked intersections between labor and racial justice in the sustainable food movement. Facing Race 2012 took place in a city replete with labor, food, and… Read more »

“I had to go to a food bank” – American University Food Worker Testifies on Food Insecurity

“I had to go to a food bank” – American University Food Worker Testifies on Food Insecurity

Our nation’s food service workers know the ins and outs of food, but many also know hunger just as well. Over 1 in 5 food service workers suffer from food insecurity. That’s almost double the national average. A combination of low wages and inconsistent hours renders many food service workers unable to afford healthy food… Read more »

Leading the way to a sustainable future: One recipe at a time | Carmen

Leading the way to a sustainable future: One recipe at a time | Carmen

Last week, we met Carmen McRae, a Bon Appétit worker who has worked in the cafeteria at American University for 25 years.  As a child, Carmen learned to cook from her mother, and is now known as the best cook in her family! In preparation for Thanksgiving, Carmen has shared with us one of her… Read more »

Meet Carmen: Another BAMCO worker with a vision for a sustainable future

Meet Carmen: Another BAMCO worker with a vision for a sustainable future

Born and raised in our nation’s capital, Carmen McRae has worked in the cafeteria at American University for 25 years. With a passion for real food and a love for the university’s students, she proudly cooks and serves thousands of sandwiches and salads every day. Watch the video to see more of Carmen’s story, and… Read more »

“I Stand with You” – Bon Appetit union members support LaVerne

“I Stand with You” – Bon Appetit union members support LaVerne

On Food Day, food service workers at the University of LaVerne bravely came together and called on their employer, Bon Appetit Management Company, to honor their right to form a union through a process of their choosing. Adding their voices to the creation of a sustainable future, these workers have taken a courageous step. They… Read more »

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