For the better part of a decade, people in West Michigan have been excited about and explored the importance of eating local and eating organic. The idea of eating healthier foods in many ways has become mainstream. However, for people experiencing income challenges or living in neighborhoods of color, access to these healthier foods is not a reality. A true food apartheid exists in our community—and that’s where the work of food justice begins.
If you want to know more about that work—or become involved in it yourself—please join us for this free, brief introduction to food justice. OKT will facilitate an informal dialogue on the principles of food justice with group input on how we can practice it locally.