This is re-posted from www.GRIID.org
Food Justice Potluck
Saturday, July 14
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Garfield Park 334 Burton SE, Grand Rapids
There has been a growing interest in recent years with people to want to eat local. So much so that many local stores and restaurants now promote themselves as selling food that is locally grown.
Despite the push for people to buy local food, much is often overlooked with the localism mentality.
Food that is grown locally can still be done in such a way that exploits people and the land. We know from a 2010 report from the Michigan Civil Rights Commission that working and living conditions for many migrant workers is oppressive and exploitative. Thus, just because food is grown locally doesn’t necessarily mean that promotes justice.
This will be the theme of the discussion that the Bloom Collective is hosting on Saturday, July 14, a potluck discussion about Food Justice. According to their facebook event it says:
We will have informational handouts that analyze the current food system and facilitate a discussion on how we can create more food justice.
The event is taking place at Garfield Park near the South East Area Farmers Market, a market that is run by the local food justice organization, Our Kitchen Table. The event is a potluck and people are invited to bring food to share.