Local to Global Advocates for Justice is declaring A FOOD Fight and asking Kansas City to join in the fight for healthy food, wealth and good and fair food, agriculture, health, and socioeconomic systems that work for all!.
Local to Global Advocates for Justice is a group of individuals of Black African descent and organizations led by and with constituencies of predominantly Black Afro-descendants, from all socioeconomic backgrounds, committed to grassroots community organizing to strengthen their collective power, coming together to explore the formation of and interest in the creation of local, national and global alliances to represent and promote the interests of Black Afro-descendants on issues of peace and security, food and agriculture, and environmental, economic and social justice.
Its founder is Maria Whittaker, an attorney and advocate for food sovereignty’s basic principles from the local to the global levels:
1. Healthy Nutritious Culturally Appropriate Food is a basic Human Right;
2. Land and true agrarian reform including the nondiscriminatory access to land, credit, training, technology, and markets;
3. sustainable agriculture;
4.ending corporate control of agriculture;
5. ending food and agriculture as a source of oppression of the peoples such as in exploiting agricultural and food workers, including children; and
6. the true democratic control of our food and agriculture.