building Black food sovereignty, energizing land as power, mobilizing self-determined food economies
National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA) engages in broad based coalition organizing for black food and land, increasing visibility of Black led narratives and work, advancing Black led visions for just and sustainable communities, and building capacity for self-determination within our local, national, and international food systems and land rights work.
We focus our work on black food sovereignty, self-determining food economies, and land. We approach food sovereignty, land and self-determining food economies through the lens of healing, organizing & resistance against anti-Blackness.
modes of focus.
Sovereignty & Governance
We work as Black people to have the right and the ability to control of our food, through means including but not limited to the means of production & distribution. Community self-governance of our food systems brings us healthy & culturally-appropriate food produced through ecologically regenerative methods, and the right to define our own food ways. Still, we know we must assert out rights through action. Our framework of community self-governance leverages the power of those working and consuming at all points of the food chain, over the demands of corporations & markets.
self-determining food economies
Land has been the root of dominion and thus the root of revolution and self-determination. Displacement pre- and post-colonialism continues to deracinate our ability to take root, reclaim, liberate exploited land and call it home. Our connection to, relationship with and access to land is an essential source of our healing, power and ultimately our liberation. As land based indigenous people, Black communities have a deep connection to the earth with land as a source of spiritual, economic, cultural and communal grounding. We work to build healthy, ecologically sound connections to the land in all its manifestations.
modes of action.
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