Some upcoming events:
- Feb 21, (9:30-6): The Northeast Healthy Soil Network Symposium: Preparing the Northeast Agricultural Sector for an Uncertain Future
Some upcoming events:
Here are some events coming up December 2019:
The Asian Community Development Corporation recently cleaned up an abandoned lot next to the Chinatown Gate and has built a pop up garden in collaboration with the Pao Arts Center. They are looking for donations and hoping to have volunteers staff the garden so that people from the community can use the space more often. If you are interested or able, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donation needs and services include: general donations, building more beds (possibly a greenhouse), rodent control issues, and working with new gardeners.
Here are a list of upcoming events of interest. Let us know if you have any more we should add:
This year FJL is bringing back our website. We might reformat some things along the way but we wanted to make sure we have a platform to keep you all up- to- date on what’s happening. For our first post, we wanted to share two items of interest. First, an article by Friedman’s own Melissa Gordon on Food First:
The second item is a map highlighting calls for land reparations across the county. Check it out below:
There are many organizations working to raise funds for Puerto Rico and Friedman Justice League has chosen to pool our efforts to Support “Regrow Puerto Rico”. Please consider donating at the link above and encourage your network to spread the word.
We would like to extend a hearty thanks for giving of your time and reflection to the Puerto Rico Lunch n’Learn last week. It was clearly of great interest to the minds and concerned hearts on campus, and we’re grateful for what all of you brought to the conversation.
The Friedman Justice League (FJL) invites you to an awareness campaign of activities and events to explore farmworker and labor justice. We are excited to host and partner with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) during the campaign. All are welcome and encouraged to participate and contribute as much as possible. We hope to see you!
WHAT’S IN YOUR FOOD?, Installation and Dialogue
Ongoing, 4/17-25 The Friedman School
The installation will be a visual representation of nutritional and social impacts of, “What’s in your food?” It will be posted throughout the Friedman School public spaces to inspire reflection and dialogue throughout the campaign. Created by FJL members, Alejandra Cabrera and Julie Kurtz.
CIW’S CAMPAIGN FOR FAIR FOOD, Seminar
Wednesday, 4/19 Behrakis Auditorium 12:15-1:15pm
During the Friedman Seminar, guests from CIW will share about their Campaign for Fair Food and how farm labor justice connections to nutrition, agriculture, and food systems policy. Bring your questions! The seminar will be livestreamed at http://nutrition.tufts.edu/livestream/seminar
POSTER-MAKING SESSION, Organizing
Thursday, 4/20 Jaharis Café 11-1:30pm
The poster-making session will prepare signs, chants, and testimonials for the Wendy’s Boycott on Saturday. This is a great way to engage creatively and express your support for farmworker and labor justice. Please bring cardboard, poster board, markers, paints, etc!
WENDY’S BOYCOTT, Direct Action
Saturday, 4/22 Wendy’s 551 Boylston Street 12-2pm
CIW is hosting this consumer and citizen direct action to urge Wendy’s to join the Fair Food
Program, which verifies humane working conditions and fair wages for workers across the supply chain. You can support by attending, helping the poster-making session, and spreading the word!
BEYOND CIW: STRATEGIES FOR FARM LABOR JUSTICE, Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, 4/25 Jaharis 254 12-1:15pm
Following the Seminar and Direct Action, FJL will host a brown bag lunch and learn to discuss
farmworker and labor justice. What have we learned? Where are we going? This is a way to
engage in an intimate, small-group setting.