Join the Movement
Most of my work on food justice has been focused on my local area, so many of the groups highlighted here are based in South Seattle and Washington State. If you have suggestions for others to add, please email me and I’ll consider including them in this list.
The following organizations are doing important work addressing the root causes of inequality – check out their websites, and consider donating and/or volunteering to help further the mission of building a more just and equitable food system.
Uprooted & Rising
Uprooted & Rising (UNR) is a network of campus-based groups (pods) and community-based networks (branches) organizing local and national campaigns for food sovereignty. UNR is a supermajority Black, Indigenous, and People of Color movement led by people who have been historically marginalized in the food system.
Familias Unidas por la Justicia
Familias Unidas por La Justicia (FUJ) is an independent farmworker union of indigenous families located in Burlington, WA representing over 500 Triqui, Mixteco, and Spanish speaking workers. FUJ is the third independent farmworker union formed in Washington in 30 years and the first union led by indigenous workers.
Trabajadores Unidos por la Justicia
Trabajadores Unidos por La Justicia (TUJ) is a new labor union formed by workers at Allan Brothers, which was one of several Yakima Valley fruit warehouses whose workers went on strike in May and June 2020 demanding better pay and safer working conditions during the pandemic.