Fighting all systemic inequities
Within our exchange between generations and cultures, we recognize the complex relationships among all historically marginalized groups who challenge systemic inequities. Food activists are also engaged in intersectional struggles against racism, classism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, and discrimination based on religious beliefs (even though our materials don’t touch on all of them). Food sovereignty movements are part of larger movements for environmental and social justice, in both the Global North and the Global South. While the personal stories we share are grounded in very specific local contexts, we locate these experiences within a systemic analysis of unequal power relations that shape our daily lives.
We have to acknowledge the many contradictions within each story shared here, because these multiple inequities are present and need to be challenged.