February 23rd @ 6 p.m.
Sacramento Activist School presents “Palestine/Israel: Overcoming colonization, occupation, and apartheid.”
Talk by Maggie Coulter who lived six months in Palestine’s West Bank, working with Palestinian and Israeli activists seeking to end Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, siege on Gaza and systemic discrimination (apartheid) against its Palestinian citizens. She is a local human rights activist, holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from UC Davis and is active with Sacramento Area Peace Action, the Sacramento BDS Working Group and other local and regional peace and justice efforts.
February 24th @ 6 p.m.
S.L.U.G. hosts a community food justice discussion
What’s growin’ on? Sacramento League of Urban Gardeners (SLUG) will be holding a food justice discussion next Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Sol Collective (2574 21st St.) from 6pm to 8pm. The discussion will be co-facilitated by Josh Cadji from SLUG and Maya Abood from Pesticide Watch.
Since food has become such a focus in our communities, we’re going to take a look many different aspects of food politics. So, the question proposed is, what is meant by the term ‘food justice’, and what are the politics that make the distribution of food unjust?
Some topics to be covered include:
- How do food access, food security and food sovereignty play a role in our local food systems?
- Is hunger really a problem in the United States, and do food banks really help?
- What is meant by ‘food apartheid’?
- What do people mean when they say that we need to ‘decolonize our diets’?
- What role does the Farm Bill and NAFTA play in emigration to the US from Mexico?
- With so many programs and organizations out there relating to food, how can we as a community work to effectively address the root causes of diet-related diseases in urban communities and the undermining of small farmers in rural communities?
So come check out the discussion and see how you can get involved in the food justice movement!
For more information, visit SLUG’s web site at www.oakparkslug.org.
February 26th @ 7 p.m.
Malikspeaks presents “Mics and Moods” Neo Soul poetry night
Come join us for one of Sacramento’s most exciting open mics at Mics and Moods. Taking place the last Saturday of every month. Created and curated by accomplished poet and photographer Khiry Malik. Open mic takes place at the beginning of every Mics and Moods followed by features including poetry, neo soul, and hip hop.