Street vendors in NYC face a variety of challenges, and many work together in the Street Vendor Project to address barriers and difficulties. Kele shares with us her experiences as a vendor, and her hopes for the future of vending in the city.
Editors Note: Many people of diasporic communities maintain deep ties to their home countries. Jersey City, NJ resident, Filipino farmer/organizer Christiaan Delgado-Pfeifer is developing their skills as a student at Farm School NYC so they can share knowledge and support the sovereignty of young people in the Philippines. We're grateful to them for sharing their story here.
Sustainable Jersey City is pushing forward a just food system. Learn more about what's happening in the host city for this year's It Takes a Region NESAWG conference.
It's a perilous time for undocumented farmworkers in the United States. Gabriella della Croce, Pioneer Valley Workers Center, breaks down some of the ways they are challenging injustice and building hope in this context.
Annie Chester was a part of the first Appalachian Food Justice Fellowship cohort. Read her insightful reportback on the experience of learning about food justice in West Virginia.
ORGANIZING FOR IMMIGRANT JUSTICE AND A JUST FOOD SYSTEM IN VERMONT WITH MIGRANT JUSTICE An interview with Migrant Justice’s Campaign Coordinator, Abel Luna
Winnie Huston is the Community Advocacy Coordinator for DC Greens, a food justice non-profit in Washington, DC. Learn more about her journey, her work, and the challenges of food insecurity in our nation's capitol.
Fishing Partnership Support Services (FP) is a nonprofit company in Massachusetts that has been improving the health, safety, and economic security of fishing families for over 20 years. Food producers, including fishermen, deserve our support. Fishermen are critical to our local economy. For example, seven-thousand Massachusetts fishermen form the foundation of a multi-billion-dollar seafood industry that supports over 90,000 workers. Furthermore, the future looks bright for the industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the fishing industry will grow by 11% by 2026 - compared to 7% for all occupations.
Tess Brown-Lavoie owns and farms in Rhode Island at Sidewalk Ends Farm. She is also a member of the Justice and Agriculture working group, which is part of a broader local agriculture community organized under the Young Farmer Network, works on policy and programs related to agricultural lands as the RI Field Agent at Land For Good, and serves as the President of the National Young Farmer Coalition. Learn more about the challenges and solutions she is addressing locally and nationally, in her own words.
Gerldine Wilson started a community garden to address food access and the need for green space in her neighborhood. Learn more about her neighborhood, and her personal journey, in the community food movement.
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