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Welcome to the Food Justice Scholar-Activist/Activist-Scholar Community of Practice


Our next community meeting with take place via Zoom on

Friday, October 16, 2020

11 am-12:30 pm eastern (CAN/US)

RSVP by October 15th.

All are welcome, including those who have recently joined. You will receive call-in details after you RSVP. Email fjscholaractivists@gmail.com for questions about FJSAAS or how to join our listserv.


The Food Justice Scholar-Activist/Activist-Scholar Community of Practice (FJSAAS) is a group situated within the American Association of Geographers Geographies of Food and Agriculture Specialty Group. As an action-oriented learning community, open to all, FJSAAS is focused on:

  • understanding the meaning and scalability of “food justice” (in urban and rural spaces), as both a paradigm and material goal;
  • productive questioning of the dichotomy between activist and scholar;
  • recognition of experience-based food systems expertise in a variety of settings (e.g. community, academia, policy making);
  • the potential roles of academics/academic work in advancing food justice.

Our intent is to support collaboration among a broad diversity of actors in the food system, through the lens of geography, broadly defined, and help to strengthen the integrity of both food justice scholarship and activism.