National and Global Movements

There are many other organizations embodying food justice who we learn from and honor today. C2C positions their work in support, and within the network of, other popular people’s movements, and you can learn more about their partners here. Below are some more resources on local, national, and global food justice movements. Note that not all of these sources directly align with the same organizing methodology, but may be included as an educational resource on the many-branching legacy of food sovereignty, land rights, workers’ rights, and beyond.

World Social Forum:

The World Social Forum is an annual gathering of people unified by Arundhati Roy’s powerful words: “another world is possible.” Begun in 2001 in Porto Alegre, Brazil as an opposition to the World Economic Forum, The WSF is anti-neoliberal, anti-colonial, and fundamentally in support of global cooperation and solidarity while opposing economic globalization. This gathering was a source of inspiration for Community to Community after founder Rosalinda Guillén presented at the forum in 2001, and witnessed the organizing models of the Landless Workers Movement, and the People’s Movement Assembly.

This article from Development Alternatives for Women of a New Era (DAWN), “a network of feminist scholars, researchers and activists from the economic South working for economic and gender justice and sustainable and democratic development” gives a report on the World Social Forum from a feminist perspective.

Food First:

This collaborative network of food justice activists, organizations, and scholars promotes the political transformation of our food system. They’ve published a number of books, including A Foodie’ s Guide to Capitalism.