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Alice Walker about censoring “Am I Blue?”


Alice Walker: There is an attempt, fueled by corporations that sell meat, drugs, religion and other life choices, to control the population’s way of eating, worshipping, and expressing the desire to create something different. There are gate-keepers in academia and in literary societies and establishments whose job is to spot the work that could mean fewer hamburgers being sold, fewer drugs purchased, and much less organized religion consumed etc., and to discredit it.  I used to wonder why certain people who obviously had no admiration for people of color, women, or the poor, were in positions to say which of my works would be applauded and which not. 


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Decolonial Food For Thought: a Local Response to the Globalization of Foods, Taste & Dis-ease

Decolonizing Our Diets, Re-indigenizing our Foodways

Decolonial Food For Thought third space food sovereignty project delinks from the colonial matrix of food domination by not engaging with it, silencing it to an oblivion by becoming the living embodiment of the intellectual spirit of our ancestors. Our relatives, the slithering two and four legged animals (humans included) and cosmological earthly relations and ecological communities, the atmosphere, land, water, plants & seeds have been mortally wounded. Restoration, Revitalization, and the spiritual act of Re-membering create a natural ecological equilibrium—balance. We engage in this political project rooted from the ground up by Decolonizing our Diets…

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Achieving Environmental Justice by 
Building Healthy Communities Since 1988

West Harlem Environmental Action, Inc. (WE ACT for Environmental Justiceis a Northern Manhattan community-based organization whose mission is to build healthy communities by assuring that people of color and/or low-income participate meaningfully in the creation of sound and fair environmental health and protection policies and practices. WE ACT is working to achieve this mission by accomplishing a set of clear Goals linked to our 8 indicators of a healthy community:

Clean Air
Elimination of ambient air pollutants emitted from transportation, housing, and other facilities, including small business sources.

Affordable, Equitable Transit
Access by residents to affordable, safe, clean, and reliable forms of public and alternative transportation regardless of age and ability.

Waste, Pests & Pesticides Reduction
The appropriate management of solid waste, pests and pesticides.

Toxic Free Products
Access to and use of consumer products that do not contain chemicals at levels harmful to human health.

Good Food in Schools
Safe, fresh, and nutritious school meals that are prepared in schools in a quality environment, that kids eat and parents support, to contribute to the reduction of childhood obesity.

Sustainable Land Use
Promoting land use planning and zoning policies that support community health and wellness.

Open & Green Space
The creation and use of unenclosed areas connecting the built and natural environments and providing opportunities for recreation, reflection and interactions with nature.

Healthy Indoor Environments
Reduced exposure to indoor pollutants in residences, workplaces and schools.



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We gotta make a change…
It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes.
Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live
and let’s change the way we treat each other.
You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do
what we gotta do, to survive.
Changes by Tupac Amaru Shakur

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