Food First Backgrounders (they put out great articles and publications related to food justice)

Civil Eats (equity-centered journalism about the food system)

Basic statistics on food insecurity in Austin

Lentz, Erin, and Raj Patel. July 2016, Office of Sustainability City of Austin. (10) Retrieved from:

United States, Congress, Office of Sustainability, and Lucia Athens. “2018 State of the Food System Report.” 2018 State of the Food System Report, Office of Sustainability, 2018, pp. 1–24.

Displacement and gentrification in Austin

Jones, N. L. (2016). Eating while young and Black: food, foodways, and gentrification in Austin, Texas (Doctoral dissertation).

Way, K. Heather; Mueller, Elizabeth; Wegmann, Jake. (2018) The Uprooted Project. University of Texas at Austin Entrepreneurship and Community Development Clinic (School of Law) and the Community and Regional Planning Program (School of Architecture).(2) Retrieved from:

Food sovereignty and agroecology

Anderson, R Colin et. al. (2020). “Scaling Agroecology from the Bottom up: Six Domains of Transformation”. Food First. Retrieved from:

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (book)

Indigenous Environment Network

Land Reparations and Solidarity Toolkit

NDN Collective

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. (2014). An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Boston, Beacon Press.

Housing segregation

Rothstein, R. (2018). The Color of Law: a forgotten history of how our government segregated America. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.

Sbicca, Joshua. “Growing food justice by planting an anti-oppression foundation: opportunities and obstacles for a budding social movement.” Agriculture and Human Values 29.4 (2012): 455-466.

Slocum, Rachel. “Anti‐racist practice and the work of community food organizations.” Antipode 38.2 (2006): 327-349.

Tretter, E. M., Sounny, M. A., & Student, S. P. (2012). Austin restricted: Progressivism, zoning, private racial covenants, and the making of a segregated city. Geography, 512, 471-5116.

Neoliberal food

McClintock, Nathan. “Radical, reformist, and garden-variety neoliberal: coming to terms with urban agriculture’s contradictions.” Local Environment 19.2 (2014): 147-171.

Imhoff, Dan and Christina Badaracco. (2019). The Farm Bill: A Citizen’s Guide. Island Press. Print.

Timeline of federal farm policies under Trump:,_2017-2018

Racial justice in the food system

Brones, Anna (2018) “Food apartheid: the root of the problem with America’s groceries”. The Guardian. Retrieved from:

Farming While Black by Leah Penniman (book)

Guthman, Julie. (2008) ““If they only knew”: color blindness and universalism in California alternative food institutions.” The professional geographer 60.3: 387-397.

Holt-Giménez, Eric, and Yi Wang. “Reform or Transformation? The Pivotal Role of Food Justice in the U.S. Food Movement.” Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, vol. 5, no. 1, 2011, pp. 83–102. JSTOR, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

Holt-Giménez, Eric. (2010). “Food Security, Food Justice, or Food Sovereignty?”. Food First. Retrieved from:

Jones, N. L. (2016). Eating while young and Black: food, foodways, and gentrification in Austin, Texas (Doctoral dissertation).

Matsumoto, Nancy (2020). An Intergenerational Juneteenth Gathering Shows How the Black Food Sovereignty Discussion has Shifted. Civil Eats. Retrieved from:

Movement for Black Lives: Reparations Platform

McArthur, Calondra (2015). “Food Justice Voices: What Ferguson Means for the Food Justice Movement: Issue 1“. retrieved from:

Reese Ashanté M. (2019). Black food geographies: race, self-reliance, and food access in Washington, D.C. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. (book)

White, M. M. (2018). Freedom farmers: agricultural resistance and the Black freedom movement. UNC Press Books.

Young Farmer’s Racial Equity Toolkit

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