We passed a big milestone this past weekend marking the third anniversary of the shared-leadership model between NAMA and the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC). Another big anniversary is around the corner, too: the day we took off on a two-month, 13,000 miles trek across rural America.
Read more about what we learned from the America the Bountiful Tour, and what we've learned since then. We also have the Disparity to Parity Webinar Recording, info on Diane Wilson's Hunger Strike, the NEC's Black Solidarity Fund, and an aquaculture bill that's dead in the water.
Big News! Aramark now joins Sodexo, Compass, Trader Joes and more corporate buyers in announcing they will not buy GE salmon, bringing us closer to stopping the introduction of genetically modified salmon to our plates and ensuring that the salmon we eat is caught by indigenous groups and other values-based fishing operations.
Plus, there are tons of gatherings coming up for you all to join!
As a NAMA staff and board, for several years we’ve been deepening our commitment to our core values, especially when it comes to ‘dignity for all people’ and our commitment to racial equity. We know that understanding how systems of inequity show up in our fishing communities and our seafood supply chain ultimately start by understanding ourselves. During our recent staff retreat at NAMA, we had a chance to examine the need for racial equity every day.
This month there are a couple of opportunities for all of us to deepen our own commitments to these issues: