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Undo racism in the food system

  • May 4, 2014 · 5:30 PM

Registration is now open for the:

"Undoing Racism" Workshop May 4-6, 2014 - Holyoke, MA This workshop is open to anyone dedicated to
building a healthy food system in the Pioneer Valley. May 4 (5:30 pm - 8:00 pm) Includes dinner.
May 5 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) Includes breakfast, snacks, and lunch.
May 6 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm) Includes breakfast, snacks, and lunch.
Limited to 40 participants.
$300 fee includes workshop and meals.
Partial scholarships available.

The reality of racial inequity in this country is especially apparent in the food system. People of color are most disproportionately negatively impacted by: food insecurity, "food deserts," obesity, wage and hour violations, lack of benefits, and more. As we work together to build a healthy food system in the Pioneer Valley, how will we eliminate these racial inequities? PVGrows is one of four organizations partnering to host Undoing Racism, a two-and-a-half-day workshop in which over 500,000 people (including 40+ PVGrows members) have participated over the past 30 years. The goal of this workshop is to strengthen the anti-racist analysis and practice of sustainable food system and food justice work in the Pioneer Valley. This is the first time Undoing Racism will be offered here specifically for people working on food system issues, so if you've been waiting to take the workshop, now is the time! Liz O'Gilvie, Owner, Urban Green Pantry, and PVGrows Steering Committee member "I can tell you personally that going through Undoing Racism helped me to identify my own internalized oppression & biases. I believe that I am now able to show up more authentically in my personal and professional relationships. Racism is tough. Even in the midst of progress, I sometimes wonder if it will ever be gone. Going through the Undoing Racism training, and the deeper connections that I have made because of it, gave me hope."
Read the rest of Liz's post on why PVGrows is partnering to host this event... Andrew Morehouse, Exec. Director of the Food Bank of Western MA, and former PVGrows Steering Committee member
"Recently, I had the good fortune of participating in a two-day intensive "Undoing Racism" workshop hosted by a local group of the same name - the Undoing Racism Organizing Collective (UROC). I'd like to share with you some of my reflection on the workshop, and why this topic is important to The Food Bank and should be to everyone in Western Massachusetts." Read the rest of Andrew's post about his reflection on the Undoing Racism workshop... Learn more:
May 4-6 Event Details & Registration The history of the Undoing Racism workshop. Our Springfield-based host: the Undoing Racism Organizing Collective. Please direct any comments or questions to Sam Stegeman [masked],[masked] x15, or Liz O'Gilvie [masked],[masked]-3395. We hope to see you there!
The PVGrows Steering Committee

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