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Food Day in DC: “I know what real food looks like. I’m more than just a cashier.”

Food Day in DC: “I know what real food looks like. I’m more than just a cashier.”

The struggles for real food and real jobs are one in the same, and we stand together in building a just, nourishing food system. This was the message championed by the more than 100 DC food service workers, students, and community allies who celebrated Food Day together on Wednesday. Gathering in American University’s Founders Room,… Read more »

For Food Day, University of LaVerne Workers Stand Up for a Sustainable Future

For Food Day, University of LaVerne Workers Stand Up for a Sustainable Future

Today we celebrate the second annual Food Day, a national day of action celebrating the movement toward a more healthy, affordable, and sustainable food system. A core priority of Food Day is to better “support fair working conditions for food and farm workers,” and food workers across the country are standing up to do just… Read more »

Beyond the pledge: foodies and food workers get down to business

Beyond the pledge: foodies and food workers get down to business

Two weeks ago, we publicly launched the Real Food Real Jobs pledge, announcing “Food workers and the food movement are uniting,” and asking for allies across the food chain to join them. The response we received was impressive and inspiring. Uniting in solidarity with food workers and their vision of food justice, hundreds of food… Read more »

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 Day in review – Check out our Video!

Food Day in review – Check out our Video!

We had an exciting Food Day, bringing together food workers and students at events on 7 college and university campuses around the country. We came together to cook, eat and share stories about the power of food – and the power of standing together as workers and students to demand sustainable food and sustainable jobs…. Read more »

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