(UC STUDENTS’ OPEN LETTER TO THE EXTERNAL ADVISORY BOARD OF THE AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY INSTITUTE (ASI) & SAREP)
As the students of the University of California, we come to you today to share our often silenced voices, our vision, and concerns we have about our common future. Our intention here is not to disrupt but rather to be present with you, share some stories, and to plant a hopeful seed in your hearts and minds as you enjoy this amazing food.
As documented in numerous studies, including a report from Food & Water Watch entitled “Public Research, Private Gain”, our University - a public trust and land grant college - faces an ever greater threat of privatization which deepens systemic racial and socioeconomic inequity. … Continue Reading