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Food Sovereignty in the Past, Present & Future of Washington, DC
A part of the series, "Knowing Our Past, Creating Our Future", this intergenerational conversation with Washington, DC, food system creators—past and present—share about their work and the legacy and linage of food sovereignty activism in Washington, DC. Hosted by organizers Katie Petitt (Current Movements) and Matt Birkhold (Visionary Organizing Lab), the conversation will feature Joelle Robinson (South Eats), Mosadi Khaliq (Rooted & Sustained), and Ausu-f Teba Raari (Community Warehouse). About this series: Washington, DC, is widely seen as a site of large national protests but also has a long and overlooked history of local activism. In the 1960s, activists in Washington, DC, created new schools, successfully organized to stop freeway construction in neighborhoods, created neighborhood governance when the city had no local elected officials, stopped urban renewal projects, and created parks, youth centers, and cooperative food stores. DC activists also organized to establish home rule and gain representation in Congress. In partnership with the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, two DC-based organizations that support activists who seek to deepen their work— Current Movements (CM) and Visionary Organizing Lab (VOL)—are collaborating to understand why DC was fertile ground for this kind of institution building. We believe that by bringing generations together to explore this question, younger and elder activists alike can grow in their work and see themselves as part of a multigenerational movement history unique to DC.
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1 hr 42 min 57 sec
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