Category: Anti-Racism Work

IDEAL Engage Anti-Racism Complete Manager Toolkit

Anti-Racism Work

A Toolkit for managers of businesses, created by Stanford University, to help managers

Published October 05, 2021 Download Resource Topical guides

Antiracist Farmers Markets – Making Progress Toward

Anti-Racism Work

This toolkit created for OFMA by Allinee “shiny” Flanary, (http://shinyshiny.org/ ), director of markets for the Come Thru Market in Portland Oregon, offers action-oriented tools and framing for managers who wish to center antiracist practice in their farm direct work.

Published October 05, 2021 Download Resource Topical guides

Identifying and Countering White Supremacy Culture in Food Systems

Anti-Racism Work

This research centered on the question: How does white supremacy culture play out in the food insecurity and food access space in the United States? To become anti-racist, food system actors must understand how white supremacy culture narratives function to center whiteness across the food system, effectively reinforcing systemic racial inequality and by extension disadvantaging BIPOC people. We discuss how whiteness holds white ideals as universal, how whiteness fuels power in decision-making, and how whiteness defines foods as either good or bad.

Published August 25, 2021 Topical guides

Oregon Farmers Market Association 2020 Census Results

Anti-Racism Work | COVID-19 | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) | Evaluation | Impact Reports | Management and Operations | Partner Organizations | Promotion, Outreach, and Special Events | SNAP/EBT and Nutrition Programs | State Association Development | State/Local Guidelines | Vendor Fees and Market Finances | Webinars

Oregon Farmers Market Association recently released results from its 2020 census of farmers markets in a webinar titled “What Happened at Oregon Farmers Markets in 2020.” This presentation holds interesting stats about sales, attendance, and vendor level trends. It also dives into subjects like how Oregon farmers markets responded to COVID-19, widespread wildfires, and calls for racial justice in their communities during 2020.

Click the image below to watch a recording of the webinar.

Access the full presenter slides here.

Published February 19, 2021 Publisher Website Download Resource Impact Report or GraphicPresentationReportvideoWebinar

Podcast: Food X Design, An Equitable Food System

Anti-Racism Work | Food Justice

This podcast episode of Food X Design (an IDEO Podcast) digs into the decades of intentional policies that have created today’s inequitable food system. Plus, why language matters when talking about the challenges we face, and how agency is key to creating new food systems that work for Black, Indigenous and People of Color.

 

Published November 10, 2020 Other

Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics

Anti-Racism Work | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) | Evaluation | Food Justice | Impact Reports

From the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems.

This tool offers an expansive list of metrics that U.S. food system practitioners and food movement organizations can use to hold ourselves accountable for progress towards a more equitable food system. The metrics are either currently in use or are recommended by food system practitioners and food movement organizations in the United States. They are described, cited, and organized by themes: food access, food and farm business, food chain labor, and food movement.

Includes a PDF Guide and link to a webinar introduction to the guide.

 

Published November 05, 2020

Soul Fire Farm: Food Sovereignty Action Steps

Anti-Racism Work | Food Justice

“If we are not acting to change the system, we are complicit, casting our silent vote to maintain the status quo.” The following food sovereignty action steps were compiled by the Soul Fire Farm community and Northeast Farmers of Color Alliance.

It is divided into seven sections #1 Policy Platform, #2 Individual Actions, #3 Reparations, #4 Alliance Building, #5 Internal Organizational Transformation, #6 Grantmaking and Funding, and #7 Self-Reflection and Education. This document is designed for anyone who has ever asked, “How can I help make the food system more just?”

 

Published July 06, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Strategic Plan

Young Farmers Racial Equity Toolkit

Anti-Racism Work | Food Justice

National Young Farmers Coalition - National Young Farmers Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success.

This toolkit is a starting point. It aims to orient and incite members toward preliminary consciousness-raising and direct action. This toolkit does not detail a universally applicable pathway toward resolving pervasive racialized oppression; it is an initial resource for people who are overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of the problem, and need help determining how to start dismantling racism in their communities.

 

Published June 24, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Publication

The Management Center: Equity and Inclusion

Anti-Racism Work | Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
How to talk about what’s going on with your team

“Acknowledge to your whole team what’s happening and why it matters. If there’s one lesson we’ve learned from the pandemic, it’s that who we are outside of work can’t be separated from who we are at work. And yet, many of us have mastered the art of compartmentalization. Sometimes, our privilege enables us to set aside horrific news and go about our days as usual. Often, compartmentalization is a survival mechanism. And for many Black staff, managers, and leaders, it is a suffocating performance of professionalism. As a leader or manager (especially if you’re not Black), merely naming what’s happening can help lift the burden of pretending that everything is okay.”

 

Published June 23, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Topical guides

HEAL Food Alliance Webinar: Sowing the Seeds of Liberation

Anti-Racism Work | Food Justice | Webinars

US agriculture’s roots in colonization and enslavement mean that Black and Indigenous and communities of color still have limited access to capital, financial support, and markets—this is changing, slowly but surely, thanks to the work of food and farm organizations, leaders and communities that are dismantling racism and white supremacy, and imagining alternate ways to be in relationship with land, nature and each other. Hear from some of these leaders and HEAL members in this webinar!

 

Published June 23, 2020 Publisher Website Download Resource Webinar