The Settings

The four communities are T’Sou-ke Nation on Vancouver Island, an Indigenous Wayuu community in Colombia, urban Palestinian and Syrian refugee communities in Jordan, and a rural farming community in South Africa. Each has deep research relationships with individual members of our academic team; bringing these communities together through this grant offers a rare opportunity for empowering, producer-to-producer knowledge exchange and new solidarities, across culture and distance, among some of the most world’s most vulnerable peoples. At the same time, researchers will benefit from intellectual immersion in hard-to-access transnational and interdisciplinary contexts, promising important comparative and global insights in our analyses of community struggles for food sovereignty and socially just and sustainable development.