The biggest food fight of all is ensuring that SNAP remains in place to feed people, especially during this time of extended economic downturn. There is a massive right wing attack on people’s basic rights, one of the most important being the right to food.
The fight for improving school food in communities inundated with processed food continues as communities, parents, and students work to find creative ways to challenge the corporate-dominated school food contract system. While the USDA has been slowly working to implement better standards for school food, groups are working at the school and school district level to shift cafeteria menus, change contract procurement terms, and source food locally.
Communities are not just fighting hunger, but also fighting for sources of healthy food in their neighborhoods. Growing food in our communities that is healthy, affordable, and GMO-free is a critical part of any food justice movement. Here are some groups that are taking food production to another level by feeding their communities, reviving tradition, and generating wealth.
South West Organizing Project (SWOP) “Project Feed the Hood”
Youth Will Carry the Torch as Washington, DC Prepares to Mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
Civil rights and social justice groups from around the country will be convening in Washington DC from Aug 22-28 to construct a new political agenda for the country as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.
Remembering Dr. King, the Black Community Organizer
By Makani Themba
What: Roots and Remedies is an invitation only gathering. The aim is to collectively surface emerging and best practices to inform a policy centered agenda to connect the dots between critical issues like food sovereignty, the right and reclamation of public spaces, improving public schools, protecting human rights, increasing human mobility and more.
The Praxis Project Turns 10 this year!
Come by and help us celebrate our tenth anniversary at an Open House Happy Hour. Enjoy live jazz featuring Washington DC's own treasure, The Nasar Abadey Quartet, good food, champagne and more as we say thank you for your love and support. for more information follow along here.
Please join IMAN tomorrow as we take part in a multifaith prayer
service and observance being held in response to Monday night’s
fatal shooting of a 49-year old man a block away from the IMAN
office. The observance, to be held outside at the spot of the
shooting, will start at 12:45 PM with a Stations of the Cross prayer
led by Father Tony Pizzo from St. Rita of Cascia as part of their Good
Friday procession. That will be followed by Friday khutbah and
congregational prayers led by Gemali Ibrahim, an IMAN-Southwest