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Food + Justice = Democracy

LaDonna Redmond joined the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy in 2011 as the Senior Program Associate in Food and Justice. A long-time community activist, she has successfully worked to get Chicago Public Schools to evaluate junk food, launched urban … Continue reading

Environmental Justice

In this TEDxHarlem talk, Peggy Shepard uses Harlem as a case study for introducing the concept of “sacrificed zones” as geographic spaces heavily impacted by environmental racism.

Amplified Voices from an Unequal Platform

Over the past decade lesbians, gays, trans and intersex persons in Africa have experienced high levels human rights abuses. Some of these abuses are committed by the State, which deny us the right to education, health care, bodily safety, freedom … Continue reading

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,      

Slavery by Another Name

The re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. Slavery by Another Name

A Girl Like Me

Color is more than skin deep for young African-American women struggling to define themselves.      

Hip-Hop and Shakespeare

Akala demonstrates and explores the connections between Shakespeare and Hip-Hop, and the wider cultural debate around language and it’s power.

A Guerilla Gardener in South Central Los Angeles

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are … Continue reading

Social Justice Learning Institute: Food Justice

Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads … Continue reading

Hip-hop and Food Justice

DJ CaveM Moetavation is a hip-hop artist, educator, and raw-foods fanatic. In this fresh performance, DJ CaveM brings the message of being an O.G. (organic gardener) to the head-bobbing audience of TEDxYouth@MileHigh.

Food Justice: Fixing our broken food system

Hunger is not about not having enough food. It’s about inequalities in access to resources to grow food, it’s about power and distribution. Women, make up the majority of small scale farmers and household food producers in many countries. We … Continue reading

DAMOCRACY

This documentary debunks the myth of large-scale dams as clean energy and a solution to climate change. It records the priceless cultural and natural heritage the world would lose in the Amazon and Mesopotamia if two planned large-scale dams are … Continue reading

Majora Carter: Greening the Ghetto

An emotionally charged talk, by MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter detailing her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy.