Day 6 of action to end hunger

Published: 9/24/2020 3:29:59 PM

Editor’s Note: Franklin County Hunger Action Week is a week-long event from Sept. 20 to 26, organized by Community Action’s Franklin County Hunger Task Force to encourage everyone to take action to overcome hunger in the community. This week includes opportunities to learn, take action and get involved. The following is a list of actions to take Friday.

Friday, Sept. 25: How does racism impact food insecurity?

While poverty impacts people of all races and ages, racial injustice means that people of color can face even more barriers to getting the food they need. A recent study examined the relationship between food insecurity in Philadelphia and racial and ethnic discrimination that people face in their daily lives. It found that people who experience discrimination are almost twice as likely to struggle with hunger.

Actions

■Work at a regional or town level is a way to get involved in racial justice work. Show up to town meetings.

■Take action on a national level by supporting the Jubilee Platform of the Poor People’s Campaign.

■Get involved with Racial Justice Rising, an all-volunteer organization based in Franklin County.

■Watch one or more of these videos: David R. Williams’ “How racism makes us sick” at bit.ly/3mUAvjx; Heather C. McGhee’s “Racism has a cost for everyone” at bit.ly/3mJ03jk; Kimberlé Crenshaw’s “The urgency of intersectionality” at bit.ly/2HkBAk4; and an interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter at bit.ly/2RUTiwO.

■Learn about white supremacy culture at bit.ly/3hXSrWL.

■Read “Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson.




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