When I talk about Food Justice I often refer to these two videos.
They’re older videos, but they’re worth watching, as they still very much apply today. I invite you to watch these videos with an open mind.
The first video features a TED talk with LaDonna Redomond, a food justice activist. LaDonna is known for a one woman act called ‘Diary of an Urban Goddess.’ Her message is one that hopes to reach beyond current food justice activists. LaDonna explores what it means to create a food justice movement that is inclusive and recognizes that our current food system has and continues to exploit immigrants, beginning with slavery.
The second video is a TED talk by Ron Finely. Ron is known as the ‘gangster gardener.’ He is responsible for a movement that turned empty lots in South Central Los Angeles to community gardens. His famous line “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys” is painfully true. Through most of my research, I have found that the rates of obesity related diseases kills communities more than violence.