Uprooting Racism in the Food System with Soul Fire Farm


February 18


10:00 am - 04:30 pm

Click to Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uprooting-racism-in-the-food-system-with-soul-fire-farm-tickets-89803850735

National Young Farmers Coalition

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-young-farmers-coalition-14322748302

Lichfield County Extension Center

843 University Drive, Torrington, CT 06790

Torrington, CT, US, 06790

Join Soul Fire Farm and the National Young Farmers Coalition for a full-day Uprooting Racism training!

National Young Farmers Coalition chapter members and farmers in the Northeast are invited to participate in a full-day Uprooting Racism in the Food System training at Lichfield County Extension Center. More information on Soul Fire Farm and the training can be found here.

Registration is limited so please reserve your spot! This training is free to attend with generous support from NE SARE.

Please complete the pre-readings and plan to arrive on time.

Workshop Goals

  • To understand how racism permeates our food system by exploring the historical and current examples of land theft, labor exploitation, racial violence, and front lines resistance.
  • To reflect upon our current role as farmers, activists, artists, and movement builders in perpetuating or dismantling racism in the food system.
  • To develop relationships of mutual understanding and plan for collective action between organizations and individuals working on food justice in this region.
  • To develop concrete action plans to dismantle racism and other oppression in local food systems.


Dismantling Racism in the Food System by Food First

4 Not-So-Easy Ways to Dismantle Racism in the Food System by Leah Penniman


9:45-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:30 Opening Circle and Safer Space Agreements

10:30-11:00 History of Racism and Resistance in the Food System

11:00-11:15 Debrief

11:15-11:45 Exercise on Power & Privilege in the Food System

11:45-12:45 Lunch Break & Caucus Space

12:45-1:45 Organizational Self-Assessment

1:45-2:30 Action Steps & Policy Platform

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:15 Goals and Accountability

3:15-4:15 Fishbowl feedback session OR Role-play

4:15-4:30 Closing Reflection & Evaluation

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