Category Activism

Food Justice in the Rust Belt: A conversation with Young Kim (OC ’85)

We are so excited to welcome Oberlin alum Young Kim this Tuesday, April 17,  to discuss his experiences as former president of the Community Food Security Co-alition and current position as director of the Fondy Food Center in Milwaukee. His lecture, “From Working ON to Working WITH Marginalized Communities: A Food Activist’s Journey from Mount Stupid,” […]

Screening and Discussion of “The Harvest”/ “La Cosecha”

Help us to raise awareness about the sobering truth of child migrant workers! Join us this Friday for a screening and discussion about the plight of children who work in America’s agricultural industry. The film “The Harvest”/”La Cosecha” profiles three young children who are taken from school to work as migrant farm workers. The film […]

We want a GOOD, CLEAN, FAIR Food and Farm Bill!

This is a selection of an email sent out on October 29. The information is still very pertinent. Read up! You may or may not have heard some rumblings about the 2012 Farm Bill being rewritten this week and next by the supercommittee. This is an unfortunate turn of events, as it means that a major […]

Daniel Imhoff’s “Farm Bill 101”

Farm Bill 101 Daniel Imhoff This article appeared in the October 3, 2011 edition of The Nation.   This essay was adapted from Daniel Imhoff”s Food Fight: The Citizen’s Guide to the Next Food and Farm Bill, completely updated and due out in November.   By law the US farm bill is due for its […]

TEDx Fruitvale Harvesting Change Follow Up

On Friday we had about 30 viewers turn out for our viewing party of the TEDx Fruitvale conference on farmworker justice, Harvesting Change. It was a great chance to learn more about the farmworker justice movement and to make connections here on campus for those who want to work on some of these issues. There […]

Sustainable Agriculture Events are Sprouting All Over Campus!

UPCOMING EVENTS The World Food Crisis: Political and Economic Obstacles to Sustainable Agriculture and Food System with Fred Magdoff Thursday, April 14 – Craig Lecture Hall, 4:35 pm This is not a Slow Food sponsored event, but it is very relevant to the work we do and should be a really interesting talk. Here’s the event description: […]

Slow Food Oberlin Chair Lobbies in D.C. For Sustainable Agriculture Programs

Last week, Erin Swenson-Klatt, the current chair of Slow Food Oberlin, joined more than 30 farmers and farm advocates from across the country for a Fly In with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition to lobby against cuts proposed for sustainable agriculture programs in the 2008 and 2012 Farm Bills. Over $1 billion in cuts were recently […]

Erin’s Heading to D.C.

This afternoon I am flying to D.C. for the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition’s Fly In. I’ll be talking to four congressional offices about cuts to sustainable agriculture programs and about the 2012 Farm Bill in general. This has become a super important trip in the last few days because the Senate is literally cutting sustainable […]

Food Week is here!

By now you may have started seeing the posters for Food Week up around campus and downtown. But why exactly should you be excited about Food Week? I’ll give you ten good reasons, if you’ll just read on. All events are open to the public and free, unless otherwise noted. LOCAL FOODS RECEPTION AND BANQUET Monday […]

Take Action! A Message from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coaltion

Action Alert Ask Your Senator to Oppose Unjust Spending Cuts In the early hours of Saturday, February 19, the House of Representatives approved a government funding bill that would slash more than $60 billion from the federal budget for the last half of fiscal year 2011.  The bill (H.R. 1) unfairly targets programs that serve sustainable and organic farmers.  It makes steep […]