ENVIRONMENT

Global Food Week of Action Oct. 14-21

 

(check the latest updates from the Faith Action Network)

 

The Global Food Week of Action includes World Food Day (Oct. 16,) International Day for Rural Women (Oct. 15), and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct. 17.)

 

The 2018 Food Week of Action is coming! Faith Action Network is partnering again with Presbyterian Hunger Program to be one of 57 national co-sponsors of this international effort for celebration and action. From October 14-21 we celebrate the abundant and precious world that we inhabit, whose diverse ecosystems provide everything we need to thrive. We also acknowledge the inequality and threats to life brought about by human greed and systems that reward a few and neglect or harm the rest. Help us raise awareness by praying, preaching, organizing, advocating, protesting, and work to build more equitable and sustainable systems.

We envision a world free from hunger and want!
A world where everyone has enough affordable, healthy and culturally-appropriate food.
And may especially the farmers, farm workers and food chain workers who ensure our survival be fairly compensated, respected and celebrated!

We will have a Washington-specific list of activities soon, which will include the Food Sovereignty Prize hosted in Bellingham on Sunday Oct. 14. We will also recognize World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17). Stay tuned for details on our Facebook page.

Join us! Please let Co-Director Elise DeGooyer know if you would like to participate by planning, hosting, or supporting activities. Individuals and groups can choose the actions they wish to promote and take, or they may choose one based on the local context. Guiding themes are:

  • Claiming Rights: Claim the right to food, freedom from want, and end racialized systems of oppression.
  • Fair Compensation: Demand fair prices for farmers, fishers and other producers, and fair wages for everyone in the food system.
  • Food Sovereignty: Resist harmful practices and policies and build just and sustainable local and regional food economies.

Stay informed by joining the national effort at the Food Week Facebook event page and learn more at http://pcusa.org/foodweek.

 

 

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Citation

Network, F. (2018). Global Food Week of Action Oct. 14-21. Retrieved from http://www.nwuujn.org/view/article/5b90e42c0cf26bc6ab8f4f27

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