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JAFSCD-Cover-Volume5-Issue4-LoResJournal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD)


Volume 5, Issue 4 / Summer 2015

ISSN 2152-0801 (online)


This issue features commentaries submitted in response to our call for commentaries on the topic of race and ethnicity in food systems work. 

On the cover: The hands of the Freedom Farmers Market's elder, Ms. Mattie, as she participates in the market's pea-shelling contest in Oakland, California. See Decolonizing a Food System: Freedom Farmers Market as a Place for Resistance and Analysis  in this issue. (Photo by Adrionna Fike; used with permission)

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Complete Volume 5 Issue 4

1 Volume 5, Issue 4 Complete Issue
Duncan Hilchey

Cover and Table of Contents

1 Cover and Table of Contents
Amy Christian


1 In This Issue: Race and Ethnicity in Food Systems Work
Duncan Hilchey
2 Guest Editorial: Working with Indigenous Peoples to Foster Sustainable Food Systems
Kent Mullinix


1 THE ECONOMIC PAMPHLETEER: Ethnicity and the War on Big Food
John Ikerd
2 METRICS FROM THE FIELD: Allowing Ethnic Heritage To Emerge in Farm and Food Policy
Ken Meter

General Commentary

1 Reviving Farming Interest in the Philippines Through Agricultural Entrepreneurship Education
Andrea Santiago and Fernando Roxas

Open Call Papers

1 Unraveling the Differences Between Organic and Non-Organic Thai Rice Farmers' Environmental Views and Perceptions of Well-being
Alexander Harrow Kaufman
2 Potential National Economic Benefits of Food Insecurity and Nutrition Incentives of the Agricultural Act of 2014
Carolyn Dimitri and Lydia Oberholtzer

Commentaries on Race and Ethnicity

These commentaries are freely available. You can also download the entire set along with editorials and columns on the topic, including a table of contents page with links to each. We welcome you to read and share these widely.


1 Solidarity and Sweat Equity: For Reciprocal Food Justice Research
Joshua Sbicca
2 Alternative Agrifood Projects in Communities of Color: A Civic Engagement Perspective
Glennon Sweeney, Christy Rogers, Casey Hoy, Jill K. Clark, Kareem Usher, Kip Holley, and Colleen Spees
3 Race, Food, and Borders: Situating Migrant Struggle in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Elise Hjalmarson, Robyn Bunn, Amy Cohen, Edna Terbasket, and Levi Gahman
4 Race, Ethnicity, and the Promise of “Good Food” for Michigan: A Three-voice Commentary
Rich Pirog, Kaitlin Koch, and Anel Guel
5 Lost in Translation: Delivering Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Interventions to Hispanic Populations
Ivette Valenzuela
6 Organizing the New Food Labor Movement: From Neoliberal Alternatives to Worker-based Justice
Billy Hall
7 A Community Engagement Case Study of the Somerville Mobile Farmers' Market
Erica Satin-Hernandez and Lisa Robinson
8 Beyond Inclusion: Toward an Anti-colonial Food Justice Praxis
Lauren Kepkiewicz, Michael Chrobok, Madeline Whetung, Madelaine Cahuas, Jina Gill, Sam Walker, and Sarah Wakefield
9 The Food System Should Unite Us, Not Divide Us
Lindsey Haynes-Maslow and Ricardo Salvador
10 Valuing All Knowledges Through an Expanded Definition of Access
Kareem M. Usher
11 The Food Movement: Growing White Privilege, Diversity, or Empowerment?
Kelly Moore and Marilyn E. Swisher
12 Diversity Education at Land-Grant Universities from the Perspective of a Female Student of Color
Olivia A. Peña
13 To the American Food Justice Movements: A Critique That Is Also an Offering
Marcelo Felipe Garzo Montalvo
14 Critical Food Systems Education and the Question of Race
David Meek and Rebecca Tarlau
15 A Native Perspective: Food is More Than Consumption
Rachel V. Vernon
16 The Rohingyas of Myanmar and the Biopolitics of Hunger
Tamara Nair
17 Decolonizing a Food System: Freedom Farmers' Market as a Place for Resistance and Analysis
Gail P. Myers
18 Identity and Group Dynamics in Urban Food Systems
Neetu Choudhary
19 Using the Interconnections and Complexities of Food Systems to Teach About Human Diversity and White Privilege
Jason S. Parker
20 Food Solutions New England: Racial Equity, Food Justice, and Food System Transformation
Joanne D. Burke and Karen A. Spiller
21 Privilege and Allyship in Nonprofit Food Justice Organizations
Danny W. Tarng
22 Concerning the Unbearable Whiteness of Urban Farming
Antonio Roman-Alcalá
23 Three Strategies to Foster Diversity in the Food Movement
Hilary King
24 Engaged Advocacy and Learning to Represent the Self: Positioning People of Color in Our Contemporary Food Movement
Regina A. Bernard-Carreño


1 A Portrait of American Farmers
Kathlee Freeman
2 Notes from an Intentional Farm Community
Gregory Zimmerman
3 Harnessing the Power of Imagination
Elizabeth Morgan

Banner photos include a Cape Cod cranberry bog; a cranberry “screen house” used to grade fresh cranberries; farmland near Lake Placid, NY, in the Adirondack Mountains; Montmorency cherry trees on the Mission Peninsula of northern Michigan; the historic Round Barn in the South Mountain Apple Belt of Adams County, Pennsylvania; the “Sea of Grapes” district of the Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt, near Erie, Penn; a field of cabbages near Shortsville, NY, home to one of the world’s largest sauerkraut factories. All photos copyright by Duncan Hilchey.


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