You’re invited! “Food Politics and the Food Justice Movement: Moving Forward”

Class meets 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays beginning Nov. 9 at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE (skipping the Saturday after Thanksgiving). OKT is underwriting the cost of this class so participation is free.
     Our Kitchen Table invites you to join us for this five week class that investigates the current food system and food policy, looks at food justice responses around the country and discusses what a food justice and food sovereignty movement in West Michigan could look like. This is the third time that OKT has engaged Jeff Smith of the Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy to teach the class.
     Whether you are a professional actively involved in local efforts to eliminate hunger and undernutrition or a lay person who wants to know what you can do to increase your neighborhood’s access to healthy foods, this class will open your eyes to how the industrial food complex works and how you can challenge it.
     As a primary source for the class, participants will be reading the book “Food Justice: Food, Health and the Environment,” by Robert Gottlieb and Anupama Joshi. You can buy the book on