Our staff has started a monthly food justice discussion group! This past discussion, we talked about allyship in the food justice community as well as the greater community at large. We discussed whether the term allyship should be used and adopted in social justice and food justice language. We also debated whether allyship is effective or useful in food justice and social justice work or if those who identify as allies do more harm than good. Lastly, we reflected the ways we can be better partners and neighbors to our local communities at City Slicker Farms.
Read What We Are Reading!
- Read the definition of allyship on page 173 of “Privelege and Allyship in Nonprofit Food Justice Organizations.” Do you agree with their definition of allyship? Why or why not?
- Write down an example of an ally in your own personal life. What did they do/say? How did they do/say it?
- After doing the movement phrase in Catherine Hernandez’s Ted Talk, write, draw, reflect any thoughts or emotions that came up.
In the coming months we’ll be talking about everything from urban agriculture in a global context, to how too often our movements are plagued by white saviorism and what we can do about it.