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Planting the Seeds of Justice at the DC Food Future Summit

Planting the Seeds of Justice at the DC Food Future Summit

Earlier this month, DC’s Healthy Affordable Food for All (HAFA) held the first ever DC Food Future Summit.  Over 300 attendees gathered to share food, stories, and ideas, and to dream big about what the future of DC’s food system could and should look like. HAFA is a coalition group that brings together Washingtonians who… Read more »

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 »

Food Day in Boston: “I’m proud to have a voice on the job”

Food Day in Boston: “I’m proud to have a voice on the job”

In celebration of Food Day, 150 students, workers, and community allies gathered at Northeastern University to calling for “Justice in the Food Chain” – from Immokalee to Boston, from farm to cafeteria. The panel and roundtable discussion brought together dining service workers, students, and faculty from Boston’s many colleges – along with farmworkers, organic growers,… Read more »

Our Common Ground: Our New Report on Campus Food Sustainability

Our Common Ground: Our New Report on Campus Food Sustainability

Today Real Food Real Jobs releases a new report, Our Common Ground: Food Workers, Sustainable Food Advocates, and Institutions of Higher Education, which outlines the opportunities we see for college and university communities to create a model of campus food sustainability that will serve as an example for other large institutions across the country. In… Read more »

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