Our communities must be the sources of their own strength——politically, economically, intellectually and culturally in the struggle for human rights and dignity. Community……is home and it is power.

Malcolm X
The Human Board Game of Food Justice

The Human Board Game of Food Justice

"Food Communities"

Final Celebration March 21, 2012

To wrap up and appreciate all of our hard work we made enchiladas, fresh smoothies, and and a grand salad.  The rest of middle school program joined us as well as one of our student’s parents.  We showed our photographs of our Food Communities and played a human size board game of Food Justice.  Some of the spaces were “Drink a Pepsi One.  The diet industry spends $33 billion a year in advertising.  Stay 1 turn” or “Name something you could do to make your community healthier.  Move ahead 3 spaces.”

Thank you to all who were involved.  It has been a growing experience for us all.  Please e-mail me with any comments or questions at annalinck@gmail.com. 

-Anna Linck and Adam Machson-Carter


Here is our attempt at making granola bars, although it is more like granola.  Still delicious :)

Here is our attempt at making granola bars, although it is more like granola.  Still delicious :)

Questions to think about…

-What is one thing you have learned as part of the Food Justice Team?

-Is there anything you have shared with family or friends about food justice?

-How will you take what you have learned or done in this club with you in other parts of your life i.e. school, sports, home, food choices etc.?

Preparation for the Final Celebration

March 14, 2012

Today we warmed up by Shaking it Out. Then we worked on choosing some of our photos to display next week, picked titles, and wrote descriptions.  Here are some of the photographs chosen:

"I can grow healthy food"

"Money!!!"

"Don’t freak out! This is only green eggs and ham and milk and bread"

Finally we wrapped up the day planning for our final celebration!  These are some of the foods people will make :)

Finally we wrapped up the day planning for our final celebration!  These are some of the foods people will make :)

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

The Gallery Walk of Food Justice
Click here to view some of the images we used:
http://twentyfive.ucdavis.edu/exhibit.aspx
http://www.blackvalleyfilms.com/films/the-garden/
*What photographs do you like or dislike? Why?
*What’s going on in these photos?  Why are they related to fair and unfair food? Health?
*Do you see evidence of food insecurity in any of these photos?
*How do issues of race/class/gender figure into these photographs?
*How do you think your conception of your food community would change if you had not been in the club? If you lived in a rural area?  If you lived in an urban area? Or Suburbs?  What about another country or time in history? A different climate?

The Gallery Walk of Food Justice

Click here to view some of the images we used:

http://twentyfive.ucdavis.edu/exhibit.aspx

http://www.blackvalleyfilms.com/films/the-garden/

*What photographs do you like or dislike? Why?

*What’s going on in these photos?  Why are they related to fair and unfair food? Health?

*Do you see evidence of food insecurity in any of these photos?

*How do issues of race/class/gender figure into these photographs?

*How do you think your conception of your food community would change if you had not been in the club? If you lived in a rural area?  If you lived in an urban area? Or Suburbs?  What about another country or time in history? A different climate?