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Beyond the Local Food Movement: Reclaiming Culture and Tradition

From site: Arcus Center

Beyond the Local Food Movement: Reclaiming Culture and Tradition with Shane Bernardo

Date: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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Location:

Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership

205 Monroe Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Contact: Jax Gardner, 269-337-7332

Workshop Title: Beyond the Local Food Movement: Reclaiming Culture and Tradition

Summary: The industrial food system has created a binary between mass produced commodities and the movement for locally grown and sourced foods. This way of looking at our food system leaves out some very essential questions about the importance of culture, tradition and the practice of preserving them. This lecture will place the local food movement within a larger framework of decolonizing our food system including the way that foods, labor and people have been reduced to commodities for mass consumption and capitalism. Attendees will be encouraged to open their hearts, minds and spirits to collectively envision a food system that actively denounces settler colonialism, patriarchy, structural racism and white supremacy and unfettered capitalism.

Shane Bernardo is a long-life Detroit resident active within the grassroots food justice movement in Detroit as a facilitator for Uprooting Racism Planting Justice, fellow with the Detroit Equity Action Lab, fellow with Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture and founding member of Swimming in the Detroit River, an environmental justice storytelling collective.

RSVP for dinner to acsjl@kzoo.edu.