No food justice, no peace! If you’re like me you might be asking: what the hell is food justice?
“From 2 to 6 p.m. at Liberty Square (Zuccotti Park) we will meet to share food, stories and inspiration. All members of our global community are invited to break bread with us”, OWS announced in their website.
Families in the community have opened their homes to cook meals, as well as locally owned family business, who are supporters of the Occupy Movement.
“Indigenous voices, religious leaders, food justice activists and leaders from peoples´ movements around the world are speaking on Thursday at Liberty Square. Occupy Thanksgiving is a celebration for the entire New York community. All are invited”, they announced.
On Friday, Occupy Seattle will join Occupy Tacoma, Occupy Bellingham and Occupy Everett in a state wide protest at Wal-Mart in Renton at 2:00pm in order to stop consumerism for 24 hours.
“With its long history of mistreating workers and suppliers, its recent announcement of significant cutbacks on employee health care, and its obscene profits, Wal-Mart is a prime example of how the 99% are suffering at the hands of the 1%”, OWS declared on its website.
Sure enouogh, there’s a website devoted to food justice.
Food Justice is the right of communities everywhere to produce, distribute, access, and eat good food regardless of race, class, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, ability, religion, or community. Good food is healthful, local, sustainable, culturally appropriate, humane, and produced for the sustenance of people and the planet.
I’ll be doing justice to a huge plate of food today.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!