Culture, Colonization, and Hawai’i’s History

The Hawiian Islands have an extensive human history dating back to over a thousand years ago when Polynesians arrived by canoes. With them they brought livestock and seedlings, helping them to establish their new home.1 Throughout the centuries following their...

From Field to Landfill

How Inequitable Food Systems Cause Harm Food is one of the most vital parts of life. It sustains us, gives us energy, and nourishes our bodies. It is a basic right and need for every human being. Unfortunately, food has become a commodity. The systems that grow,...

Mass criminalization undermines autonomy of Portland residents

Portland, Oregon is no stranger to the interconnected issues of poverty, homelessness, and drug addiction. An annual government count found that roughly 6,000 Multnomah County residents are currently experiencing homelessness. The reason people end up unhoused is not...