A presentation by Dr. Hassimi Oumarou Maiga (Ph.D. University of Caen, France; MA, Stanford University)
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 4 P.M.
San Francisco State University,
Dr Maiga is distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus, University of Bamako, Mali; President & Director of Research, Institute for Applied Research & Development in Africa, Gao-Mali; Vice-President, The Academy for Diaspora Literacy, Atlanta GA.
Author, Balancing Written History with Oral Tradition: The Legacy of the Songhoy People (NY: Routledge, 2010).
Your donation in April 2013 will purchase local vegetable, rice and melon seeds villagers in Gao-Mali urgently need to plant NOW, plus water pumps to grow food for 3,000 women, children and elderly there, who have already faced brutal destruction of all public services over the past year.
By Tiffany Tsang
Click on the title Poverty above the video to see the entire frame of this four minute short by Food First's executive director, Eric Holt-Giménez.
Opening in theaters on March 1, 2013
Jeff Bridges says "It doesn't have to be that way."
Learn what you can do to help end hunger in the US.
By Frances Moore Lappé
The Journal of Peasant Studies, Version of record first published: 19 Nov 2012.
Read the original Huffington Post blog by Food First's executive director, Eric Holt-Giménez and write a comment.
The failure of the U.S. corn harvests spells a disaster for the world's poor, but not because the poor eat our corn. They don't eat corn-fed livestock from CAFOs either, nor do they fill up at the pump with ethanol-blended gasoline.
By Julie Powell
“We have a political economy that produces and makes available cheap food and goods, underpays people and urges them to buy this food and these goods to keep the economy afloat—and then a culture that blames them for consuming this food and these goods after all”
Julie Guthman (P 193).
By Oliver James
On its website, The Stop, makes it clear that many food banks, operating under a traditional food bank model, are only providing a temporary solution to hunger. Outgoing Executive Director Nick Saul asks us to consider the elephant in the room: Why has it taken us this long to re-examine the way the existing model of urban food distribution is falling short in its anti-hunger mission?
What new models are possible? Community members in Toronto are forging a new path together. And they're calling it a Community Food Center.
Raj Patel -- PERSPECTIVES 2012 Series - Episode 1