Unlocking the Dream: Food Justice and Community Activism (Atlanta, GA)

“Food Justice is Social Justice”

Atlanta

Collaborating with food justice and civil rights organizations in Atlanta, GA, and Selma, AL, participants will engage in direct service; enhance and acquire knowledge on the following:

  • The intersectionality between racism and access to food.
  • How communities and organizations are identifying and working towards the fight to support food justice in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Identify the synergy and congruences of Selma 5o years ago and present day
  • Understanding why action and allyship are ways to continuously get in “Good Trouble”.

This trip is co-sponsored by Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) and Center for Culture, Equity and Empowerment (CCEE).

By the end of the trip participants will understand:

  1. How racism and food justice are related; how communities who identify as Black, People of Color, and Indigenous in Atlanta respond to having access to food.
  2. The value of getting in “Good Trouble” as Civil Rights Activist John Lewis exemplified throughout his lifetime.
  3. The importance of immersion vs. a “savior complex” as participants are encouraged to engage in their own communities through informed meaningful action because of their AB trip experience.

 

Alternative Break Trip Leaders:

Zakeyah Frazier

Graduate Student

Counseling and Development Major

Concentration , Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Interests : Mental Health, Social Justice, Music

 

Woori Cho

Undergraduate Student

Early Childhood Education Major

Interests : Early Childhood, Education, Education Psychology

 

 

Transportation: Driving to Atlanta

Dates March 12-19th (Travel to Selma, AL)

Housing: Air BnB

Community Partner: TBD

Food- cooking own meals

Estimated Cost: $550

 

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