On Sunday, November 6th, The Landless Rural Workers’ Movement of Brazil accepted the third annual Food Sovereignty Prize and David Hilliard received an award on behalf of the Black Panther Party for their Free Breakfast for Children Program from CFJC, Food First and the Local Host Committee (see video).
Honorable mentions were awarded to Movimiento Campesino-a-Campesino/ Farmer-to-Farmer Movement of Latin America, the South Central Farmers of Los Angeles, CA, and the Grow BioIntensive Agricultural Centre of Kenya.
Despite their diversity in geography and scope, the honorees are united in an approach to ending hunger that counters the conventional thinking of the Green Revolution, focused on industrial-scale, chemically intensive production.
The ceremony, focused on international movements, was followed by a fair of primarily local food organizations showcasing their work and engaging participants in hands-on activities. Many of these organizations continue collaboration with CFJC to Take Back Our Food System and hold monthly events throughout the Bay Area.
Food Sovereignty Fair participants:
Alameda Point Collaborative, People’s Grocery, Pesticide Watch, Urban Sprouts, Community Alliance with Family Farms, Planting Justice, US Food Sovereignty Alliance & Pesticide Action Network N. America, Food Chain Worker’s Alliance, Food First, Rooted in Community, California Food and Justice Coalition, Community Alliance for Global Justice, Family Farm Defenders, Friends of the MST, Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project, City Slicker Farms, David Hilliard and the BPP, Lexicon of Sustainability.
Videos available from the event: