Promoting Equity in Local Food Systems Through Cooperative Extension
Date: September 06, 2017 — 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern Time (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Pacific Time)
How can we apply equity and anti-racism principles to our food system work? In answer to this question, this webinar provides three examples from the Cooperative Extension System of efforts to promote equity and undo racism in local food systems. These examples from North Carolina, Michigan, and Pennsylvania offer a range of experiences and strategies.
- Kaitlin Wojciak, from Michigan State University Extension and affiliate of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems, will describe a recent training and learning group dedicated to exploring issues of power, privilege, and racial equity for the state’s Community Food Systems team.
- Shorlette Ammons, from North Carolina’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will discuss the Center’s efforts to embed an equity lens and practice into all areas of its work.
- Heather Manzo, from Penn State Extension, will describe work with an urban food policy council to engage diverse community members and positively impact equity issues in the metropolitan food system.
Please join our speakers to discuss how these equity initiatives have evolved, the challenges they have faced, and the supportive factors that contributed to the success of their efforts. This webinar is put on by the working group on Undoing Inequality in the Food System and the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association.
Please register here and be sure to include any questions you have for our speakers about their work. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Contact Lucy Diekmann firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.