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FSNE Winter Series Week 2: Racial Equity Leadership
February 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
February 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm UTC-5
As we grapple with pandemic disruptions and political polarization, reckon with emboldened white supremacy, and face ever-growing challenges from the climate crisis, the importance of standing firm in a commitment to racial equity and justice in our food system is growing.
How does racial equity connect to the work for resilient food systems?
What does it look like in our communities and institutions?
How can we advance multi-racial movement for justice?
What does this mean for BIPOC and white agents of change?
What are some of the opportunities we can lean into now?
Join us to hear from special guests about how we can advance racial equity in these challenging times, what opportunities exist for networks to make gains across food, farming and fishing sectors, and how can we best direct our collective efforts to impact this important work to democratically guide our food system towards sustainability and resilience.
- 9:00 am to 11:00 am – Opening, Keynote Guests, Q&A and discussion breakout groups
- 11:00 am to 11:15 am – Stretch break for everyone
- 11:15 am to 12:45 pm – Network stories from our panelists, Q&A and discussion breakout groups
- 12:45 pm to 1:00 pm – Closing and next steps
Who should attend?
Anyone who considers themselves part of the New England Food System is automatically part of the regional network. Because of the virtual nature of this gathering, food system advocates from outside of New England are also welcome to attend. If your food system working includes farming, fishing, value-added food products, food security, food access, food waste, policy & advocacy, education, planning, distribution and logistics, food justice and food sovereignty….please join us!
This session is free but space is limited and registration is required. The session will be held in English, closed captioned/transcripted and will be recorded for later viewing. Facilitation by Curtis Ogden and Karen Spiller, with support from FSNE Staff.