“Undoing Racism” Workshop - May 4-6, 2014 - Holyoke, MA
CLICK TO REGISTER Limited to 40 participants.
- Mar 27 – Registration Opens.
- Apr 15 – Registration Closes.
- Apr 22 – Workshop participants and scholarships confirmed.
- May 4 – Payments due.
Workshop Dates: Attendance during ALL THREE DAYS is critical.
- 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.
Cost: $300 fee includes workshop and meals.
- PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WITH LIMITED RESOURCES.
- Payment plans are available.
Participants: Anyone dedicated to creating a just and healthy food system is invited.
- Food justice advocates & food system professionals
- Food and farm workers
- Farmers & food business owners
- Educators & Students
- Policy makers
- And more…
Trainers: The workshop will be led by trainers from the People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond, a national multiracial network of antiracist organizers and educators dedicated to building a movement for justice by ending racism and other forms of institutional oppression. The People’s Institute Undoing Racism Workshop is an intensive 2 ½ day workshop designed to educate, challenge, and empower people to “undo” the racist structures that hinder effective social change. Their analysis moves beyond a focus on the symptoms of racism to an understanding of what it is, where it comes from, how it functions, why it persists and how it can be undone. Read more.
Host: Undoing Racism Organizing Collective has been hosting Undoing Racism Workshops in the Pioneer Valley for over a decade.
- Sam Stegeman email@example.com, 413-413-665-7100 x15
- Liz Wills-O’Gilvie firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-459-3395
- Anne Richmond email@example.com 413-348-8880
- Rosa Matta firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-363-1773
Background: 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 on 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, Urban Green Pantry, 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 hosting this event…
Andrew Morehouse, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, 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 training…