Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Angela Davis @ Cal State Hayward (February 11, 2014)



"i do think that there is a connection between our eating practices…the question of food justice and the other social justice movements i invoked…as a matter of fact, it seems to me that the food justice movement has to be vey high on our agendas because so many people are dying because of their eating practices and don’t even realize it…we haven’t yet developed the kind of discourse that allows us to connect the…mcdonald’s and all the other fast food joints around here with the rise in diabetes, the rise of obesity, and all that…in many ways it’s really incredible, isn’t it?  and i think that food justice would also address the horrendous violence that is inflicted on animals for the purpose of producing food for human beings to consume.  there’s this amazing film, i think it’s called food inc.—i don’t see how anyone could ever eat a piece of chicken again after watching that film.  you see what is done to these beings…it’s linked to our struggles against racism, our struggles for the environment, and i do think this is going to be one of the top social justice issues of the future.”  angela davis

[previous mention of her veganism and then some!]

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