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Meetup Booklet

Accessibility to nutrition has a huge impact on peoples’ lives and well being. Follow along with our meetup booklet as we learn more about food systems, food sovereignty, and a community’s power/role in growing and eating their own healthy food. 
There’s a picturesque commercial of America, featuring picnics and barbeques with fresh local fruits and vegetables during the peak summer month of July. Meanwhile, there is the silencing of truth where ancestral African and Indigenous farming culture is taken advantage of, lands are stolen, water is contaminated, seeds passed through generations are modified. People are separated by race and class, confined to food deserts and food swamps, their access to nutrition limited by the gatekeepers of capitalism.
This month, we are unpacking what equitable food systems can look like, discussing how food needs to revolve around communities not corporations, and learning from the leadership of food justice organizations who are changing the world. 

Did you know?

Urban farms supply food to ~700 million city dwellers.
11.5 billion pounds of garden produce becomes food waste every year - produce that could feed 28 million people.
About 690 million people globally are undernourished.
Studies show a higher density of fast-food restaurants in low-income neighborhoods and found that unhealthy foods were more heavily promoted in African American communities.


The Mixed Space

is Proud to Present...

Olinka Green

Olinka Green is a fierce crusader for justice. As a certified Health Educator with more than 30 years of providing health education to the African American community, Green has a unique focus on preserving at-risk African American families. She has been directly involved in activism for over 20 years, spending the last ten working to dismantle police brutality and uplift the Black Lives Matter movement. The issue of police brutality hits particularly close to Green’s heart, as she was a personal victim of police assault.

Topics of Conversation

How to take steps forward to grow your own food.  
Empowering communities to develop self-sustaining food practices.
How access to nutritional food is used as a power mechanism to oppress and harm groups of people.

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