Young Farmers Racial Equity Toolkit

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2019: $26,712.00
Projected End Date: 09/30/2021
Grant Recipient: National Young Farmers Coalition
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:
Caitlin Arnold
National Young Farmers Coalition
The goal of this toolkit is to help farmers organize around transformative learning and action. The first section provides basic background information about the Toolkit, including foundational understandings about racism, how it operates in our food system, and why dismantling racism is central to the pursuit of a just agricultural system, and collective liberation more broadly. The second section of the Toolkit provides guidance, structure, and practical tools for convening conversations about race, racism, equity, and justice with your chapter and/or community. Our hope is that these conversations will spark deep engagement and greater personal and collective understandings around the ways in which food, land, and climate justice are contingent on efforts to understand, identify, confront, and dismantle racism. The third section of the Toolkit offers some guidance around organizing toward direct action based on principles of resource-sharing, reparations, and movement building. Direct action will take different forms for different chapters, geographies, and organizers, but this third section is an effort to outline how accountability and action must coincide with self-education and individual transformation.
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Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.