Project: Latinx Foodways: Stories About Land & Food Justice in Chicago Latinx/Latine Communities
The Latino Cultural Center (LCC) in collaboration with Alianza Americas and the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) developed a project called Latinx Foodways: Stories and Recipes Linking Social and Environmental Justice.
Students in Dr. Cabrera’s Fall 2021 ECJ course used oral histories from community members and class discussions to address two main questions:
- How is the relationship between environmental/climate justice with food traditions & cultural identity manifesting in the stories shared by community members? and
- How is this relationship also linked to issues of land & food justice, im/migration, labor, health & COVID-19?
The students used ethnographic methods to collect stories in two story circles with community members from Alianza Americas/Centro San Bonifacio and a cooking demonstration session held at LVEJO/Semillas de Justicia Garden.