Changing the Way We Do Food Will Save the Climate Movement
January 18, 2022 Virtual Workshop
Climate activism narrowly focused on electrifying our economy and reducing emissions, even if successful in those areas, still leads to ruin. On the other hand, by integrating climate justice and food sovereignty into our climate work, we have the potential to change the playing field itself. This approach can create pathways that circumvent and restructure the systems that created the crises we face. As Audre Lorde famously said, “For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change.” We will look at work happening in Louisville, Kentucky, to help illustrate this approach and we will harvest examples of change strategies from participants and examine them through this lens. Finally, we’ll consider how to apply these lessons to our own settings and engagements.
Presenter: Andrew Kang Bartlett, Associate for the Presbyterian Hunger Program, PC(USA)