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Food, Worker, and Immigrant Justice:  Why We Need to Link These Movements

Food, Worker, and Immigrant Justice: Why We Need to Link These Movements

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Robert Gottlieb, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Director of the Urban and Environmental Policy Institute at Occidental College. He is the author of a dozen books, including Food Justice (with Anupama Joshi, MIT Press), Reinventing Los Angeles: Nature and Community in the Global City (MIT Press),… Read more »

Food Workers and the Food Movement are Uniting!

Food Workers and the Food Movement are Uniting!

Across the country, activists and advocates, farmers and foodies are standing up to support the idea that food workers play a critical role in the success of the food movement. To date, nearly 100 food movement leaders have signed on to the Real Food Real Jobs pledge. These inaugural signatories come from all points along… Read more »

Local 23 Connects DC’s Struggles for Good Food and Good Jobs

Local 23 Connects DC’s Struggles for Good Food and Good Jobs

In the past few weeks, UNITE HERE’s Local 23 and DC-area food and farming groups have collaborated to host three different events which brought together food service workers, union organizers, food justice advocates, farmers, students, and other community members to share stories about their experiences with food, to teach each other about the work they… Read more »

Brickyard Battle: Maryland Family Farm Fights to Stay on Land

Brickyard Battle: Maryland Family Farm Fights to Stay on Land

Last week, Real Food Real Jobs organizers in Washington, DC visited Brickyard Educational Farm, which produces organic fruits and vegetables, provides agricultural and environmental education, and preserves seed diversity in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.  The county has declined to renew Brickyard’s lease on the land, and the thirty-year-old farm may soon be bulldozed to make… Read more »

Real Food Real Jobs at the Farm to Cafeteria Conference!

Real Food Real Jobs at the Farm to Cafeteria Conference!

  We’re excited to be heading to this weekend’s National Farm to Cafeteria Conference in Burlington, Vermont.  If you’re planning to be there too, let us know so we can meet up! We’ll be talking about the Real Food Real Jobs program in a workshop on Friday, and we’d love for you to join us… Read more »

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