Our Cultivating Justice GIVEAWAY!
The winner of this month's giveaway will win three critically acclaimed books discussing the current and historic injustices, structural inequities and future possibilities of our current food system.
Cultivating Food Justice Race, Class, and Sustainability by Alison Hope Alkon and Julian Agyeman.
Documents how racial and social inequalities are built into our food system, and how communities are creating environmentally sustainable and socially just alternatives.
The New American Farmer Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability by Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern.
An examination of Latinx immigrant farmers as they transition from farmworkers to farm owners that offers a new perspective on racial inequity and sustainable farming.
Black Food Geographies Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C. by Ashanté M. Reese.
In this book, Ashanté M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents’ navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution systems. Linking these local food issues to the national problem of systemic racism, Reese examines the history of the majority-Black Deanwood neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork, Reese not only documents racism and residential segregation in the nation’s capital but also tracks the ways transnational food corporations have shaped food availability. By connecting community members’ stories to the larger issues of racism and gentrification, Reese shows there are hundreds of Deanwoods across the country.
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Contest starts Wednesday, December 16th at 12am EST and ends Wednesday, December 30th at 12am EST. Good luck!