Author: droach@oiff.org

A Community Forum on Black Liberation and the Food Movement

Saturday, November 19 at 2 PM – 6:45 PM Ed Roberts Campus 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, California 94703 This forum aims to address how structural racism and violence against Black communities extends into and across the food system, as well as the capacity of food system work to address Black liberation.The afternoon will include a Keynote address by former Black Panther poet and playwright Judy Juanita, a panel of Bay Area community leaders, and audience participatory breakout sessions on topics including: food sovereignty, economic development, Black farmers and agricultural production, police and community violence, food-related disease, trauma and healing....

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We are back!

Over the last few years, we have been refining what we do and how we will do it. Our vision of building #Famlyhood globally has gotten crystal clear as an attainable global goal to promote sustainable development from the people up! #Familyhood and its “do now” strategy of #1stSaturdays is currently being launched in Oakland, CA, Washington, D.C. and very soon Atlanta, GA. When we say, we are back! We are returning back into the Oakland food movement to hopefully add more to fire we are starting. We look forward to keepingg you abreast of our progress! Kind regards,...

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#Farmers Market at every school is a part of #Familyhood

The Mo’ Better Food motto: “Every school shall have a garden, a farmers market and grocery store,” utilizes the farmers market as a gateway to developing the grocery store. For example, the Mo’ Better Food farmers market initially began at Mcclymonds High School. Students in my business class managed the market, built the website and produced various marketing materials to promote it. They were able to utilize technology to improve a social issue for their community (promote healthy food) while developing a market for under-served, African-Amerian communities). A few years later, I co-directed the West Oakland food Collaborative, which...

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#familyhood is our vision

Every school shall have #familyhood is our mission. #familyhood is a collbaoration between the schools Student Government Association, Parent Teacher Association and Alumni Association.” Together, #Familyhood operates/manages/plans the schools garden, farmers market and future grocery store.” #Familyhood plants in the mind of the students to graduate and return to the school as an Alumni to further the progress of these school based enterprises. Each year, the school grows in intelligence through its new Alumni. #Familyhood promotes all schools to continue the engagement of its alumni through the #1stSaturdays efforts. All schools sign up at 1stSaturdays.com. #1stSaturdays is the “do...

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