The Wallace Center’s Food Systems Leadership Network is excited to partner with the Interaction Institute for Social Change’s Curtis Ogden and Aba Taylor to design and deliver two capacity building workshops and customized coaching for network members to operationalize racial equity and anti-racism in their organizations and their program work.
These trainings are part of the FSLN’s CORE Project to embed racial equity into its framework for systems change; learn more on the CORE webpage here.
Organizational Change for Racial Justice (OCRJ) Training
The OCRJ Training is a virtual learning series for FSLN members to operationalize racial justice in day-to-day organizational life. It is designed for multiracial teams of two to three people who want to develop plans for advancing racial justice and racial equity within their organizations.
The ideal team will include members of a new or ongoing Race, Equity, and Inclusion Team. Your team will participate in the OCRJ training as part of a cohort of teams, learning alongside each other about resources to design an organizational change process that includes different kinds of learning and planning activities to further racial equity in your work and internally in your organization.
This workshop is offered to FSLN members free of charge. Participants are expected to attend all four trainings and complete action items between sessions. Space is limited to 20 organizational teams. Learn more and apply here!
Facilitating for Racial Justice Work (FFRJW) Training
The FFRJW Training is a four-part, virtual workshop for 12 food systems leaders who are actively engaged in facilitating discussions around racial equity that lead to impactful action.
Applications are due April 12 and participants will be notified by April 16. Space is limited to 12 FSLN members.
This workshop is focused primarily on discussions that lead to action, not open-ended dialogues or racial healing work. While larger organizational change or movement building strategies within which conversations about racial justice might be situated are important, those change strategies are not the focus of this workshop.
This workshop is offered to FSLN members free of charge. Participants are expected to attend all four trainings.
After completing the FFRJW training, participants will apply their learnings and experience by supporting the Interaction Institute for Social Change’s facilitators in the delivery of the four-part Organizational Change for Racial Justice (OCRJ) Training to network members (see below).
Participants will be compensated $1,500 for their support in this role.
About the CORE Project:
The FFRJW and OCRJ Trainings are being offered through the FSLN’s CORE Project– Cultivating and Operationalizing Racial Equity (CORE) in the Food Systems Leadership Network– made possible with generous funding from the Garfield and W.K. Kellogg Foundations. The CORE Project aims to embed racial equity and anti-racism into the Food Systems Leadership Network’s framework for food systems change and build the capacity of network members to operationalize racial equity and anti-racism in their organizations and their program work.
Learn more about the CORE Project, and ways to get, involved here.