During the month of July, the focus of AjA’s Food Justice workshop at Crawford High School has been on the theme “Cultural Relationship to Food”. Students have been discussing the things that make each student’s family’s own food traditions unique and important as well as how those traditions have and have not changed since coming to America.
Through photo exercises and discussions, students share, compare and contrast their food traditions and practices.
“In my country we need to eat together, but when we come to America we don’t have time to eat together. Sometimes I’m at school, and my brother and father at work so my mother has to eat by herself at home.”
Photo and caption courtesy of The AjA Project student Maryan, age 17, originally from Somalia