Food Justice Primer
6 – 8 p.m. Monday April 18
Garfield Park Lodge
334 Burton St. SE 49507
Though many know Our Kitchen Table as an organization that helps people grow food, our goal is environmental justice and, hence, food justice. On Monday, our Food Justice Primer will introduce food justice concepts, share how our current food system came to be and present opportunities to dialogue about ways we can build healthy alternatives. Yes, you can expect a PowerPoint and handouts, but the most important part of the class is you. Only as we dialogue together about food justice issues can we build a movement and create change. So, even if you’ve attended OKT’s food justice classes in the past, we hope you will join us again. Please come and share your thoughts, ideas, challenges, work and dreams for creating equitable access to healthy food in every neighborhood and demographic in the greater Grand Rapids area!
OKT staff member, Stelle Slootmaker, is facilitating this dialogue that will be based on
- Defining food justice and food sovereignty.
- 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.)
- What can we do here in Grand Rapids.