Posts in PJ Education
Our Workplace Justice Series: the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex

Currently, 11 out of 22 of our staff members have been formerly incarcerated, and we believe our work at Planting Justice directly contributes to reducing the level of mass incarceration - we’ve offered employment to 18 different men returning home from prison, with a zero percent recidivism rate. And, despite our efforts, the Prison Industrial Complex still operates as a violent beast that is disproportionately stealing and enslaving people of color from our communities. Hear our take on the Prison Industrial Complex here.

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Workplace Justice Series on Racism and Police Violence

In response to the killing of black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Planting Justice identified “Racism and Police Violence” as a form of oppression we wanted to address in our quarterly, day-long Workplace Justice trainings. After several months of Black Lives Matter direct actions taking place in cities across the U.S., Planting Justice staff members came together on a rainy day in January to dialogue about lived experiences of structural, systemic, institutionalized, and interpersonal racism, especially the impacts of police terrorism and the history of, as Angela Davis describes, “the unbroken line of police violence in the US that takes us all the way back to the days of slavery.” Read more to hear what we learned and discussed.

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Finding Footholds in Food Justice: A Personal and Political Journey on Food Justice Tour #1

Read more about one of Planting Justice’s greatest successes: organizing our first Food Justice Bus Tour and the community building we accomplished. Not only did we get to build with partners at Food What?!, Pie Ranch, The Homeless Garden Project and Swanton Berry Farm but we also got to build more with our Bay Area Community. It gave us so much hope as organizers to model the movement we need to see: multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-denominational, economically diverse and mixed experience levels.

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