All posts of Zeenab Aneez

Opportunity for All Producers : A brief explainer

    History and background: A timeline of Race, immigration and labor in the food system  Any conversation about the food system in the United States, must be grounded in acknowledging America’s colonial and racial history.  The United States is the result of colonization, beginning with  the arrival of European colonizers and subsequent seizure of indigenous […]
We demand an end to the war on black people

We demand an end to the war on Black people.

In all fifty states, and in countries around the world, millions of people are rising up to collectively express their grief and anger in response to state-sanctioned violence against Black bodies.  We know that the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, are but the most recent in a long list […]

These are some of the Black-led orgs leading our fight against racism in the food and agriculture system

By fighting white supremacy and capitalism in our food and farm system, the following organizations undoing centuries of oppression and exploitation, of people and the land.  We are grateful to count among our membership, partners and allies, and School of Political Leadership cohort, Black-led organizations that are at the forefront of fighting for racial equity […]

Students Demand Cafeteria Worker Protections During COVID-19: Here’s how you can join them!

Global Pandemic Highlights Systemic Flaws in the Food Service Industry; but students are fighting back! Kristen Strader, Real Meals Campaign Manager We are living through two global crises exacerbated by capitalism, racism, and industrial agriculture: climate chaos and COVID-19. These crises are unveiling what we already know—that our food system is flawed at the core, […]

Here’s how you can support farmers and food workers through COVID19

Our nation’s farmers and food workers have remained hard at work to provide for our survival— without them, few of us will eat. Yet many are facing dangerous conditions, and have little access to protective gear. That is morally wrong, dangerous, and unsustainable. HEAL Members have always known that small-scale farmers and food workers are […]

Worker Organizing in the Era of ICE Raids

The first plank of our Platform for Real Food calls for dignity for food all workers and their families. Brandworkers, a member organization of HEAL, is a worker-led organization that is moving the solutions in our Platform forward by organizing the people who work in New York City’s food production industry.  Running through the 5 […]

Food, Race and Labor: A brief explainer

    History and background: A timeline of Race, immigration and labor in the food system  Any conversation about the food system in the United States, must be grounded in acknowledging America’s colonial and racial history.  The United States is the result of colonization, beginning with  the arrival of European colonizers and subsequent seizure of indigenous […]
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