Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail, 16 April 1963
Food justice, racial justice and economic justice are deeply connected. Justice in the U.S. is linked to justice in Haiti, Ghana, Guatemala, Nepal and other countries where Groundswell International works with partners, strengthening communities and social movements to create better lives. We stand and act in solidarity with the millions of citizens in the U.S. and around the world who, appalled by the recent killing of George Floyd and the taking of too many Black lives for far too many years, are working to create a more just society and end the legacy of racism.
In southern Mexico, the loss of native seed varieties is a crisis undermining indigenous communities and cultures. We at Groundswell International are facilitating a collaborative action-learning process with eight local NGOs to strengthen farmer’s capacities to recover, improve and distribute quality local corn, beans, wheat, and amaranth seeds. This reverses the loss of biodiversity and…
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