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.
|Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System 10th Edition||Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems||The annotated bibliography provides current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food …||2023||Equitable Food Oriented Development, Farm to Food Assistance, Racial Equity|
|Equity-for-Underrepresented-Farmers-and-Ranchers-Report_FINAL||N/A||Equity for Underrepresented Farmers and Ranchers Report||Equitable Food Oriented Development|
|FSR-Planning-Guide-Final||John Hopkins Center for Livable Future||Guide for Food Systems Resilience Plans in Local Government||2022||Racial Equity|
|Delivering More Than Food: Understanding and Operationalizing Racial Equity in Food Hubs||Michigan State University||This report is a look at a how U.S.-based food hubs understand engagement in racial …||2020||Food Hubs, Racial Equity|
|Racial-Equity-Coffee-Chat-Facilitation-Guide||Wallace Center||For two years the Wallace Center has hosted bi-weekly Racial Equity Coffee Chats, informal conversations …||2020||Racial Equity|
|Defining Racial Equity and Food Equity Assessment Questions||N/A||Draft set of questions that can be asked when planning or rethinking a project to …||Nonprofit Management and Operations, Racial Equity|
|Racial Equity Toolkit: An Opportunity to Operationalize Equity||Government Alliance on Racial Equity||Racial equity tools are designed to integrate explicit consideration of racial equity in decisions, including …||2016||Nonprofit Management and Operations, Racial Equity|
|Building-the-Case-for-Racial-Equity-in-the-Food-System||Center for Social Inclusion||This report shares an analysis of what it means to build a racially equitable food …||2014||Food Systems, Racial Equity|
|Annotated-Bibliography-on-Structural-Racism-Seventh-Edition||Michigan State University, Center for Regional Food Systems||From the Center for Regional Food Systems at Michigan State University, this annotated bibliography provides …||2020||Racial Equity|
|Food System Racial Equity Assessment Tool: A Facilitaion Guide||University of Wisconsin-Extension||Detailed agenda with guiding questions that can be used for hosting discussions around racial equity …||2017||Facilitation, Racial Equity|
|Continuum on Becoming an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization||Crossroads Ministry||Racial Equity|
|Reframing Food Hubs – Food Hubs, Racial Equity, and Self-Determination in the South||Center for Social Inclusion||Reframing Food Hubs - Food Hubs, Racial Equity, and Self-Determination in the South This paper …||2018||Food Hubs, Racial Equity|
|Equitable Food Oriented Development Brown Paper||EFOD Collaborative||Equitable Food Oriented Development Brown Paper Equitable Food Oriented Development (EFOD) is a development strategy …||2019||Community Economic Development, Equitable Food Oriented Development|