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Revolutionary Strategies of Food Sovereignty for Historically Marginalized Communities of Color

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September 19
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Add to Calendar September 19 3:30 pm September 19 5:00 pm America/New_York Revolutionary Strategies of Food Sovereignty for Historically Marginalized Communities of Color

The world’s indigenous peoples face severe and disproportionate rates of food insecurity. This is as a byproduct of settler-colonial activities, including forced relocation to rural reservation lands and degradation of traditional subsistence patterns. While they comprise 5% of the world’s population, they currently account for 15% of the world’s poor, according to the World Health Organization.

Many indigenous communities have worked to revitalize their local food systems by pursuing food sovereignty, regularly expressed as the right and responsibility of people to have access to healthy and culturally appropriate foods while defining their food systems. To tackle the inequities of our current food systems, dismantling them is imperative to achieve a sustainable food system and, ultimately, food justice.

The Tzu Chi Center’s panel will review indigenous practices in raising and distributing food, highlight our current capitalist systems’ practices damaging indigenous communities’ ability to raise food, and highlight solutions from indigenous communities. Problems that will also be addressed include habitat destruction, waterway rerouting, land grabbing, and land pollution/mining/toxic waste.

RSVP to attend in person (in addition to Registering to attend online). https://tzuchicenter.org/events/revolutionary-strategies-of-food-sovereignty-marginalized-communities-color

This event is organized in collaboration withFaith and Food Coalition, IMANA, Unitarian Universalists Association, Parliament of the World’s Religions , Interfaith Public Health Network, The Center for Earth Ethics, Eat Better Wa’ik, Bhumi Global , and the World Evangelical Alliance.

ABOUT THE HOLISTIC CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT:
To save our planet, both now and for generations to come, we must act.
From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach. Convened in alignment with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, we’ll present solutions-focused themes that model a better tomorrow, as well as those that showcase what’s possible when optimism and action converge with respect for all sentient beings and our planet.

To learn more about the rest of the summit events, click here: https://tzuchicenter.org/ClimateWeekNYC

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Tzu Chi Center

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Tzu Chi Center
229 E 60th Street
New York, NY 10022 United States
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The world’s indigenous peoples face severe and disproportionate rates of food insecurity. This is as a byproduct of settler-colonial activities, including forced relocation to rural reservation lands and degradation of traditional subsistence patterns. While they comprise 5% of the world’s population, they currently account for 15% of the world’s poor, according to the World Health Organization.

Many indigenous communities have worked to revitalize their local food systems by pursuing food sovereignty, regularly expressed as the right and responsibility of people to have access to healthy and culturally appropriate foods while defining their food systems. To tackle the inequities of our current food systems, dismantling them is imperative to achieve a sustainable food system and, ultimately, food justice.

The Tzu Chi Center’s panel will review indigenous practices in raising and distributing food, highlight our current capitalist systems’ practices damaging indigenous communities’ ability to raise food, and highlight solutions from indigenous communities. Problems that will also be addressed include habitat destruction, waterway rerouting, land grabbing, and land pollution/mining/toxic waste.

RSVP to attend in person (in addition to Registering to attend online). https://tzuchicenter.org/events/revolutionary-strategies-of-food-sovereignty-marginalized-communities-color

This event is organized in collaboration withFaith and Food Coalition, IMANA, Unitarian Universalists Association, Parliament of the World’s Religions , Interfaith Public Health Network, The Center for Earth Ethics, Eat Better Wa’ik, Bhumi Global , and the World Evangelical Alliance.

ABOUT THE HOLISTIC CLIMATE SOLUTIONS SUMMIT:
To save our planet, both now and for generations to come, we must act.
From September 19-25, join Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation’s “Holistic Climate Solutions Summit” for thought-provoking panels, interactive workshops, and dialogues exploring an alternative future that is within reach. Convened in alignment with Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly, we’ll present solutions-focused themes that model a better tomorrow, as well as those that showcase what’s possible when optimism and action converge with respect for all sentient beings and our planet.

To learn more about the rest of the summit events, click here: https://tzuchicenter.org/ClimateWeekNYC