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Chewing on Food Justice: Fruits of Our Labor

Everyone’s talking about “food justice” these days, but what is it – really? What are all the pieces at play? How do they all connect? In what ways does “food justice” reflect our Jewish social justice values? And what are the best ways to plug in and take action?

Whether this conversation is new or familiar to you, we hope you’ll join us for Chewing on Food Justice, a break down of our broken down global food system.

Chewing on Food Justice: Fruits of Our Labor

Join us for the third session of the series to learn about workers rights across the food chain. While food workers are some of the most exploited workers in the global economy, they are also leading up some of the most creative and effective organizing campaigns to improve their conditions and bring about a truly fair food economy. Their struggles remind us that a sustainable food system can only be achieved when the people harvesting, packaging, preparing, and serving our food are treated with respect. Our Jewish values demand it and our collective moral compass

compels us to work toward it. Come and learn about some of their dynamic efforts and find out how you, too, can help bring us all one step closer to real sustainability.
WHEN: Monday, August 15th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Town and Village Synagogue

ADDRESS: 334 East 14th Street (map)
COST: Free
RSVP (encouraged) at Pursue’s Website

Invite your friends: Through facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225410837502437

A light kosher meal will be served (certified by the Tav HaYosher)

Confirmed Presenters:

Daniel Gross – Founding director, Brandworkers / Board member, Food Chain Workers Alliance

Ari Hart – Co-founder and executive board member, Uri L’Tzedek

Mae Singerman – Co-founding member, Community / Farmworker Alliance

Others TBA

The first session of this series, “What on Earth is Food Justice?” featured the Brooklyn Food Coalition’s general coordinator, Nancy Romer. The second event, Chewing on Food Justice: Got Access? unpacked questions related to food sovereignty and democracy. Stay tuned for info about a final event in the early fall on the upcoming Farm Bill re-authorization.

This series is hosted by Pursue: Action for a Just World and co-sponsored by Hazon, Uri L’Tzedek, the Brooklyn Bridge CSA, and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice.