What does it mean to do food justice globally?
Co-organisers: Rachel Slocum (Vermont/USA), Kirsten Valentine Cadieux (Minnesota/USA)
In this workshop, we will interrogate the notion of „food justice“ and its potential as an organizing tool in the food movement on a global scale. The first presentation will detail how the radical analysis implicit in food justice draws on an understanding of the social structures underlying inequalities evident in the socio-spatial organization of food systems. It will outline four inter-related nodes in networks of food justice organizing around which transformative change is happening or needs to occur: trauma/equity, exchange, land, and labor. Using case studies from the USA, this presentation will propose ways the food movement might move toward racial justice. These include a) analysis of and discussion of power, b) acting from a progressive or global sense of place, and c) using the nodes above as entry points for building solidarity. The following two presentations will focus on food justice in Africa. The rest of the workshop will include an open discussion with workshop participants.