Conversations on recognizing racism, white privilege, and counteracting oppression in communities of color, as expressed in the commerce and culture of food
We are a group of anti-racists who meet in open discussions to foster alliances between organizers of color and white allies in New York City’s food justice and sustainability movement.
Our agri-food system can’t be considered sustainable while it yields structural inequities of food access and quality for different people based on race; and endures commercially through the routine labor exploitation mostly of people of color.
Conversations are held separately among white allies and people of color, and in multi-racial groups to address head-on the nature of and reasons for broad food resource allocations that favor white people, excluding people of color from fair access to good sustenance and land. Our focus is on solutions and change. We endeavor to form cross-community strategies for dismantling and undoing racism, specifically as it exists in the food system on which we all depend.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail, April 1963
- Malcolm X