WESPAC Launches Food Justice Series: ‘Healthy Food is a Human Right’: Events taking place throughout 2014
WESPAC and friends take a trip to Wassaic Community Farm with farmer Jalal Sabur, second from right.
WESPAC, a 40-year-old grassroots social justice organization based in Westchester, is part of the growing movement to defend the world’s food supply. The group is speaking out against foods have been genetically modified, chemically altered and falsely labeled, and educating the public with its yearlong Food Justice Series, “Healthy Food is a Human Right.”
The series analyzes the history, policies and movements related to the nation’s food system and features speakers and workshops addressing topics such as Monsanto, GMO-labeling, the impact of slavery, holistic health, women’s health, indigenous peoples and fracking. Monthly events related to the series will take place throughout 2014, with details listed at WESPAC.org. Everyone is invited to attend the free events, many of which will take place in White Plains, and childcare is available by request.
WESPAC promotes the rights of communities to grow, sell and eat healthy food that is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with care for the land, workers and animals.