Equity and Justice

Food is Power: The Revitalization of Original California Cuisine by Two Ohlone Activists

Given the vastness of the Bay Area’s food scene, it can be difficult to pinpoint a singular reigning influence. The melting pot of cuisines and their corresponding origins makes for an alluring array of dining options. However, representation of one cuisine was severely lacking until just a couple of years ago: the original, pre-colonial, Indigenous …

Food is Power: The Revitalization of Original California Cuisine by Two Ohlone Activists Read More »

Food Access, Gentrification, and Decolonization: An Urban Farmer’s Words on the Racial Tension of Our Food Systems

Last Tuesday morning in West Oakland, I had the privilege of listening to and learning from Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project’s Farm Manager, Aaron De La Cerda. Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project (ANV) is a Bay Area non-profit organization, dedicated to increasing access to fresh food in Oakland’s inner city through …

Food Access, Gentrification, and Decolonization: An Urban Farmer’s Words on the Racial Tension of Our Food Systems Read More »

Racism and Climate Change

“Stopping climate change is hard enough, but racism only makes it harder​.” — Ayan Eliza in the Washington Post⁣⁣. “Black Americans are disproportionately more likely than whites to be concerned about — and affected by — the climate crisis. But the many manifestations of structural racism, mass incarceration and state violence mean environmental issues are only …

Racism and Climate Change Read More »

Racial and Environmental Justice

There can be no environmental justice without racial justice. We are firmly committed to fighting for both people and planet through personal, local and systemic change — and will do the work to unequivocally affirm that black futures matter, black health matters, black lives matter. Climate and social injustice disproportionately affect black and brown communities, like those …

Racial and Environmental Justice Read More »

Scroll to Top