About Us

Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative (GFJI) is an initiative aimed at dismantling racism and empowering low-income and communities of color through sustainable and local agriculture.

This comprehensive network views dismantling racism as a core principal which brings together social change agents from diverse sectors working to bring about new, healthy and sustainable food systems and supporting and building multicultural leadership in impoverished communities throughout the world.

The vision for this initiative is to establish a powerful network of individuals, organizations and community based entities all working toward a food secure and just world.

Mission

The Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative is a new initiative aimed at dismantling racism and empowering low-income and communities of color through sustainable and local agriculture. This comprehensive network views dismantling racism as a core principal which brings together social change agents from diverse sectors working to bring about new, healthy and sustainable food systems and supporting and building multicultural leadership in impoverished communities throughout the world.

The vision for this initiative is to establish a powerful network of individuals, organizations and community based entities all working toward a food secure and just world.

Vision

The vision of this initiative is to establish a powerful network of individuals, organizations and community based entities all working toward a food secure and just world.

What Do We Want? We want to work together with a shared vision of dismantling racism via network building, shared leadership, economic growth and community food systems.
Note to Organizations: Engaging your board, staff and volunteers in dismantling racism training works best if it is an ongoing part of your organization’s mission; you can help bring committed grassroots leadership to your community.

Purpose

The Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative (GFJI), hosted by Growing Power, Inc. is a comprehensive network that views dismantling racism (dR) as a core principal that brings together social change agents from diverse sectors working to bring about new, healthy and sustainable food systems and supporting and building multicultural leadership in impoverished communities throughout the world.

The vision for this initiative is to establish a powerful network of individuals, organizations and community based entities all working toward a food secure and just world. This initiative will support the following:

  • Annual conference/summit designed to share information, strategies and to build a collective platform for the year
  • Support local, national and international networking sessions between members
  • Establish a voice and presence in the formation of policies that support justice, economic opportunity and equity reflecting the values and integrity of GFJI members
  • Provide administrative support for members to host dismantling racism, policy building and technical assistance
  • Host monthly teleconference calls for committees
  • Publish quarterly newsletter that features information on dR, social justice and policy and information relevant to members (opportunity for members to promote programs, activities, etc.)
  • Web site with important information related to food justice within the food system
  • Hire full time initiative administrator
  • Contract Dismantling Racism training organization(s) to teach initiative members how to train dR trainers.