At Community to Community Development we specialize in using our vast experience and knowledge about food systems and participatory democracy to connect with the people. That's why we spend our time reading and learning about these important topics. Here's a list of excellent places to begin building a vocabulary of change:


"The Words of Cesar Chavez" Cesar Chavez, John C. Hammerback, Richard J. Jensen (2002)

"Conquering Goliath: Cesar Chavez at the Beginning" Fred Ross (1992)

"Delano" John Gregory Dunne (1971)

"Zapotec Science: Farming and Food in the Northern Sierra of Oaxaca" Roberto Gonzalez (2001)

"Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System" Raj Patel (2007)

"Humanizing the Economy: Cooperatives in the Age of Capital" John Restakis

"Food Movements Unite!" Eric Holtz-Giminez / Food First Books

"Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States" Seth Holmes


"Growing Power" Tom Matthias

"Food Justice"

"Dig In! Raj Patel on Food Sovereignty and Women Rights"


"When Eating Organic Was Totally Uncool"

"Right to food; right to feed; right to be fed. The intersection of women's rights and the right to food"

"Inside the American Dream: A Poster Child For Promise Rejects it as Myth"

"Food Sovereignty Chronicles: I, II, III"


Interactive timeline on Immigrant Legislation throughout US history University of Southern California (2015)

"Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry." Southern Poverty Law Center (2010)

"Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States" Southern Poverty Law Center (2007)

"Terror in Twilight: The Real-Life Legacy of U.S. Border Patrol on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State" Forks Human Rights Group & Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality (2013)

"Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action" Why Hunger

"Unlocking Human Dignity: A plan to transform the U.S. immigrant detention system" Migration and Refugee Services/United States Conference of Catholic Bishops & The Center for Migration Studies (2015)

"The Color of Food" Applied Research Center Report (2011)


"Forum for Food Sovereignty 2007 Declaration of Nyeleni."

"Food Sovereignty PMA June 2010 US Social Forum"


Un Poquito de Tanta Verdad

Water: Our Life, Our Hope

La OMC: Un Peligro para los pueblos

Migracion: El Desplazamiento Forzado

Granito De Arena

Fighting for our Lives