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The Gleaner August 20, 2020: Your BC Food Security Gateway Round-Up

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The Gleaner is a round-up of blog posts, new stories, featured resources and important happenings from the BC Food Security Gateway.

The Gateway supports knowledge exchange and collaboration to address food security in BC, including hosting an amazing community of practice, whose work we are delighted to highlight.

As charitable proclivities to donate to food banks have been in hyper-drive in response to COVID-19, including by the provincial and federal governments, Graham Riches continues to name a deep concern around how food banks prop up a broken food system in a pandemic context.

Graham argues they are distracting us from the poverty reduction and income security policies it would take to uphold government’s responsibility to the Right to Food and progressively realize food security for all.

Thanks to our community of practice whose collective ‘interview’ of Graham made for a rich conversation. Read more.

 

Stay tuned for our September blog feature story capturing conversations with our Community of Practice on community food security responses to the pandemic context.

 

News Highlights

Upcoming Events

It’s Time to End White Supremacy in Food Systems | August 26, 12 – 1:30 PST

 

Flavours of Hope Food and Race Conversation Part 3 | August 28, 7 – 8 PM PST

The Right to Eat: Tackling Racism and Inequality in the Food System | September 3, 3 – 4:30 PST

New Resources on the Gateway

The Gateway links to food security resources, such as tool-kits, policy papers, and action plans specific to BC. The resource section also includes a small number of non-BC resources that have direct relevance to BC food security.

From Scarcity to Sovereignty: Food in a Time of Pandemic

Webinar with some of the most visionary thinkers and activists in the Food Justice community for a conversation on food and farming. Launch for The Leap People’s Bailout for Food.

Anti-Racist Practice and the Work of Community Food Organizations

Paper laying out how the community food movement reproduces white privilege and proposes ways in might engage with anti-racism.

White Supremacy Culture in Organizations

A guide to understanding how the aspects of White Supremacy Culture show up in organizations and working through antidotes.

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