Youth Food Justice Zine: Now Available
By Rebecca Lichtenstein
WhyHunger recently launched the Youth Food Justice Zine as a dynamic, new addition to their Food Justice Voices series. The zine offers a platform for young food justice activists to share their stories, publish their creative work and express their views on the state of our nation's food system. This compilation of drawings, poems, photos and short stories elevates the voices of youth food justice activists, as well as intergenerational narratives around youth power within the context of the United States.
Launched in conjunction with the national youth Rooted In Community 2015 Leadership Summit, the Youth Food Justice Zine is full of vibrant color, captivating language and the voices of youth across the country. The editors came together to create the Zine because they believe that while movements should be intergenerational, youth power and creativity in movements is crucial to collective liberation. The introduction to the zine explains, “Youth are the next leading generation and empowerment and encouragement to be in leadership positions are crucial if our struggle for food justice is to continue.”
The zine, compiled from the more than 60 creative works submitted by youth leaders across the country, offers definitions of food justice, perspectives on healthy eating, a guide to being an adult ally, contributor resources and more! The Youth Food Justice Zine is a must read for anyone engaged in the food justice movement and can be found here.
Rebecca Lichtenstein is a rising senior at Emory University. She is a History major with a concentration in Law, Economics, and Human Rights. This summer, she worked as a Communications Intern at WhyHunger where she was able to learn and grow in the position. Rebecca is the co-founder and Vice President of the Campus Kitchens Project at Emory and is passionate about social justice and the right to food. She hopes to pursue a career in the non-profit sector after graduating in the Spring.