Food Justice class starts Saturday

Logo OKT 2-14What, exactly, is food justice?

For a complete answer, join OKT for its free, four-session class series that explores what is food justice is, why we need it and what we can do in Grand Rapids to make it happen. The class, “The Food Justice Movement: Moving Forward,” meets 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays Nov. 14, Nov. 21,  Dec. 12 and Dec. 19  at Garfield Park Lodge, 334 Burton St. SE 49507.

OKT staff member, Stelle Slootmaker, is facilitating this dialogue that covers:

  • Defining food justice and food sovereignty–what does it all mean?
  • How the current food system came to be and the injustices it promotes (food apartheid, exploitation of workers and animals, environmental destruction, nutrient-poor foods, et al.)
  • Why food justice is about overcoming racism, sexism consumerism and
    other “-isms.”
  • What the Food Justice Movement is doing to create a better world and defining our part in it, here in Grand Rapids.

Reading material for the class will include the book Our Food, Our Right and the OKT Food Justice Series. Stelle’s experience includes eight years teaching a nutrition-based childbirth method, 20 years writing about nutrition and alternative health, four years as an adjunct faculty member at Aquinas College and 10 years actively working for social justice, including seven years with OKT.

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