Racial Equity

Racial Equity

If we are aiming to create systemic change in the food system, we must focus on and dismantle the inequities and racism that is embedded in the food system writ large and in the organizations, businesses and networks that make up the good food movement. Centering the principles of equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice in our relationships, programs, business models, operations and organizational cultures is a must. It is also hard work that will challenge you to uncover your own biases, examine your practices, and walk the talk.

Explore below a library of recent and featured resources related to racial equity.

Featured Resources

Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System 10th EditionMichigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems The annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food …2023, ,
Equity-for-Underrepresented-Farmers-and-Ranchers-Report_FINALN/AEquity for Underrepresented Farmers and Ranchers Report
FSR-Planning-Guide-FinalJohn Hopkins Center for Livable FutureGuide for Food Systems Resilience Plans in Local Government2022
Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food HubsMichigan State UniversityThis report is a look at a how U.S.-based food hubs understand engagement in racial …2020,
Racial-Equity-Coffee-Chat-Facilitation-GuideWallace CenterFor two years the Wallace Center has hosted bi-weekly Racial Equity Coffee Chats, informal conversations …2020
Defining Racial Equity and Food Equity Assessment QuestionsN/ADraft set of questions that can be asked when planning or rethinking a project to …,
Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize EquityGovernment Alliance on Racial EquityRacial equity tools are designed to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in decisions, including …2016,
Building-the-Case-for-Racial-Equity-in-the-Food-SystemCenter for Social InclusionThis report shares an analysis of what it means to build a racially equitable food …2014,
Annotated-Bibliography-on-Structural-Racism-Seventh-EditionMichigan State University, Center for Regional Food SystemsFrom the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University, this annotated bibliography provides …2020
Food System Racial Equity Assessment Tool: A Facilitaion GuideUniversity of Wisconsin-ExtensionDetailed agenda with guiding questions that can be used for hosting discussions around racial equity …2017,
Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural OrganizationCrossroads Ministry
Reframing Food Hubs – Food Hubs, Racial Equity, and Self-Determination in the SouthCenter for Social Inclusion Reframing Food Hubs - Food Hubs, Racial Equity, and Self-Determination in the South This paper …2018,
Equitable Food Oriented Development Brown PaperEFOD CollaborativeEquitable Food Oriented Development Brown Paper Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a development strategy …2019,

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