Food Charity, Food Justice, and Food Sovereignty: A Public Talk by Tacoma’s Dean Jackson

Hi all,

Dean Jackson from Tacoma will be talking on campus tomorrow about their wonderful efforts here in Tacoma. The basic details:

Trimble Forum
Thursday, November 12, 2015
11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Dean Jackson and community members at work in the gardens

Dean Jackson and community members at work in the gardens

Dean Jackson is a black, genderqueer farmer living in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, WA.  They are founder and director of Hilltop Urban Gardens (HUG) – a social justice organization working to develop systems of food sovereignty and create racial and economic justice.  Dean has a long organizing history that ranges from early childhood education, to creating space and voice for queer people of color, to working to build a neighborhood food system.  Qualities Dean strives for: heart led leadership, honesty, compassion, and love. This talk will highlight the work of HUG while examining the concepts of food charity, food justice, and food sovereignty.

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