GRIID partnering with Our Kitchen Table to offer Food Justice Class

Starting  May 8, GRIID will be offering a 5-week class on the topic of Food Justice. This class is in conjunction with the current Food Justice project that the group Our Kitchen Table (OKT) is involved in.

The 5-week class will explore how we came to have a food system, which is based on an agri-business model that sees food primarily as a commodity and not as a source of healthy nutrition.

We will explore the US food system over the past 100 years and look at issues like food deserts, food justice and food sovereignty. The class will collectively read the book Food Justice, by Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi.

In addition, the class participants will use the analysis from the readings to discuss ways to create a more just food system in West Michigan.

The 5-week class will be held on Tuesdays from 6 – 8PM in the lower level of the Steepletown building located at 671 Davis, NW, in Grand Rapids. The class will begin on Tuesday, May 8.

Anyone interested in signing up for the class can contact me atjsmith@griid.org. There is no cost to this class, but you need to bring your own copy of the book, Food Justice, by Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi.

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