Exploring Fair Food

Exploring Fair Food

Like the other tenets, there are specific goals which underlie the effort towards Fair Food. These goals include that the autonomy and humanity of workers all along the food chain are respected and that the food system, generally, be founded on a base of good, fair paying jobs. These goals can be further broken down…

Exploring Green Food Work

Exploring Green Food Work

While it is difficult to completely separate the different tenets of the Good Food System idea from one another, there are some goals that are specific to each tenet. When we talk about “Green” food, the goals we have in mind often are centered around making a food system that works with, rather than against, an area’s…

Stop AAPI Hate Statement

Stop AAPI Hate Statement

Stop AAPI Hate Statement We condemn the hate and intolerance towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community that continues to take place in our community and across the United States. We lament the tragic events that took place in Atlanta last week, a mass shooting that killed six Asian women. Since March 2020 the organization Stop AAPI…

Reflection and Statement on Antiracism and Recent Events
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Reflection and Statement on Antiracism and Recent Events

“… being American is more than a pride we inherit, it’s the past we step into and how we repair it.” -Amanda Gorman, 2021 Inaugural Poet As we begin Black History Month, as well pass the one year mark since Access launched our current antiracism team, we wanted to pause and reflect on our commitment…

2021 MLK Day Resources

2021 MLK Day Celebration Resources Urban League’s MLK Virtual Celebration: Monday January 18, 2021 at 7:30 AM  https://www.grurbanleague.org/mlk2021 January Series Talk by Jimar Tisby on “What is the color of compromise?” Monday, January 18, 2021, 12:30 PM–1:30 PM   In celebration of MLK Day, we will be hearing from Jemar Tisby, author of the award-winning…

Juneteenth

Juneteenth

Today Access of West Michigan is honoring and celebrating Juneteenth as a paid holiday for all staff. This day is an important day of our history. Juneteenth takes place on June 19 and commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.   “Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery…