One of our Food & Freedom Riders and Real Food Fellow Courtney Oats faced an arrest that almost prevented her from joining us on the ride. You can read more about her case here.
In Eupora, the court-appointed public defender is deeply entrenched in county politics, so Courtney sought outside counsel to fight multiple trump charges. She’s been unable to find a pro-bono attorney. Her court date is set for this Tuesday, September 27th.
We need to raise an additional $850 to secure a lawyer for her case. Read more
When we took the Freedom Rides as inspiration, we didn’t actually expect to have a run-in with Mississippi police. Our journey, the Food and Freedom Ride, was about honoring the anniversary of a heroic journey while also drawing attention to one of the biggest issues facing our generation: the dearth of real food in our communities and the resulting health, environmental, and economic crises. Read more