Posted on May 23, 2019 by Sustainable Food News

New tool identifies racism in farm-to-school programs

Nat'l Farm to School Network rolls out equity assessment tool

The National Farm to School Network (NFSN) has released its Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool for Farm to School Programs and Policy.

NFSN said the new tool seeks to advance its racial and social equity priority by increasing people’s “understanding of the work in the context of structural, institutional, and interpersonal racism.”

The tool is designed to be utilized by farm to school stakeholders to:

  • increase capacity to identify racial and social inequities embedded within organizational, local, state, and national programming and policy advocacy initiatives;
  • support decision making processes which maximize opportunities for advancing racial and social equity;
  • create a community of practice to empower us to take action within our sphere of influence; and,
  • embrace our collective power to address the systemic changes needed for social transformation within the farm to school movement.
The Michigan Farm to Institution Network and the Michigan Local Food Council Network on May 30 are co-hosting a special presentation about the Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool for Farm to School Programs and Policy with guest presenters from NFSN. Register here.

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