Taking the future of food into their own hands: Rooted in Community 2011

What a needed pick-me-up on a winter Monday. Rooted in Community (RIC) empowers youth from marginalized communities to become leaders for food security and food justice in their communities. One of the many programs RIC offers is RIC hosts annual regional conferences and a national leadership summit for youth and by youth

This video from RIC’s last annual conference fills me with hope and light; these are the future leaders of America’s food systems: informed, concerned and ready to work for what’s right. In the video there’s a short section where the youth draft and present the first ever Youth Food Bill of Rights: read it here!

These kids are bold, brilliant, and full of energy for food justice. They are in their teens or younger, and already they are community advocates and activists.  Props to RIC for this incredible work, which you can learn more about on their site.

 

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