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#UnlearningWithCoFED No.9 – Indigenous People’s Day

Happy Indigenous People’s Day! Today, we celebrate as resistance. We have much to resist: Brett Kavanaugh, a white man and attempted rapist who has a track record of gutting indigenous rights, environmental protections, and voting rights for people of color, was recently sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice [1]. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, the only […]

Practicing Resilience at the 2018 Summer Co-op Academy!

In these times, it’s important to know who your people are. At the 2018 Summer Co-op Academy (SCA), held in the historic South on the still-living land of the Occoneechee people, stewarded by the incredible Earthseed Land Cooperative, this year’s cohort of powerful, visionary young people created community with each other.  

#UnlearningWithCoFED — Reimagining Food Co-ops

Children are being separated from their parents at the Mexico-U.S. border and kept in cages. The U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision against union dues is a fatal blow to one of the last remaining mechanisms working-class communities have against unscrupulous employers. Although the State violence implemented by this administration is repugnant and overwhelming, it isn’t […]

Meet our 2018 Racial Justice Fellows!

We’re so excited to introduce you to Merelis, Jazmin, and avery, this year’s Racial Justice Fellows! This year’s Fellows, chosen from a competitive pool of 54 applicants across the U.S., embody the vision, values and spirit of our Racial Justice Fellowship, the only Fellowship out there specifically deepening the leadership of young folks of color as […]

Meet the 2018 Summer Co-op Academy Cohort!

We’re so excited for you to meet the 13 young cooperators from across the U.S. and Canada who have been selected to join our 2018 Summer Co-op Academy! When so many of us and our communities are under attack, these young cooperators give us hope and much to celebrate. Looking beyond traditional food co-ops, they are innovating cooperative solutions […]

#UnlearningWithCoFED — Decolonization

Our latest #UnlearningWithCoFED is about decolonization. As a reminder, here’s how we define unlearning: a continuous process of questioning what and how we’ve been taught so that we can learn other ways of knowing, doing, and being that serve our collective liberation and help us dismantle all forms of oppression. Through our #UnlearningWithCoFED emails, we’ll […]

givingtuesday 2017

Happy #GivingTuesday! If all of us pitch in together in the next 24 hours to give $5000, we’ll win an additional $5000 matching grant for food justice and co-ops! There’s never been a better time to give!  Every dollar counts, and you can easily maximize the impact of your dollars by becoming a monthly donor. […]

Why Food Justice Requires Unlearning Thanksgiving

For a taste of our #Unlearning emails and to unlearn Thanksgiving, a food-filled holiday that hides the racist and colonial history of US food culture and our food system behind a false origin story of Native-settler mutual cooperation and gratitude, check out this video featuring 6 Native American girls:  

Growing Through Concrete: A Summer of Food & Fellowship

  My CoFED Racial Justice Fellowship has been an incredible learning experience. Considering the sheer ridiculousness of the current state of the US and the World, I could not think of a more important time to be centering this work. To center food justice in our work is to center all justice; environmental, racial, sociocultural, […]