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Black Creek Food Justice Day of Action

May 28th 2016. 11:00 to 01:00
Come out and join us for our Spring Day of Action for Food Jusice! We'll be marching, planting, learning, dancing, eating, and fighting for our food justice demands!

 We will be meeting at 11 a.m. at the SE corner of Jane and Finch.
 -From 11-1 We will march and plant along Jane St. and have mini planting workshops
 -At 1pm we will gather at the Black Creek Community Farm (4929 Jane St.) for a FREE and delicious bake-oven pizza lunch and Black Creek Garden Resource Network seedling giveaway.

 Our Demands!!

 Improve Growing Spaces and Support for Urban Growing
 1. Make City Parks and Hydro Corridors accessible for community residents to garden and grow food
 2. Create, fund and maintain a garden in every school
 3. Core funding from all levels of government for organizations doing food justice and urban agriculture work so that they can be sustainable

 Make Food More Affordable by Raising Wages and Social Safety Nets
 1. Increase and maintain the minimum wage at a liveable wage rate or a basic guaranteed income 
 2. Raise Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works rates

 Fight for Justice for the People that Work to Feed Us
 1. Support migrant farm workers’ political demands, which include a) access to landed status upon arrival; b) a permanent residency regularization program for those already in Canada, c) equal access to all social programs; d) a fair appeal process before any repatriation order; and e) full protections under the provincial Employment Standards Act and Regulations
 2. Subsidize small farmers and promote ecologically informed farming policies that support young, new, and racialized farmers.

 Stop Criminalizing Our Communities
 1. Remove security guards and undercover police from grocery stores in predominantly racialized and working-class communities (high-income and/or largely white neighbourhoods do not have visible security presence) 

 Connect Food and Health 
 1. Make healthy food more accessible to people with mental and physical health challenges
 2. Mandate published images be representative of a variety of bodies, body shapes, sizes and skin tones. 

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