Food Justice Workshop 2.0

NESAWG or Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, is hosting a 1-day workshop in Petersburg, NY for multi-racial, multi-sector farmers and food justice advocates committed to take action for equitable food systems. It will be held at Soulfire Farm, 1972 NY HWY 2 on June 10th 2017 from 9am to 4pm. See more details below. To register, please visit:

Workshop Goals

  • To understand how racism permeates our food system by exploring the historical and current examples of land theft, labor exploitation, racial violence, and frontlines resistance.
  • To reflect upon our current role as – farmers, activists, artists, and movement builders— in perpetuating or dismantling racism in the food system.
  • To develop relationships of mutual understanding and plan for collective action between organizations and individuals working on food justice in this region.
  • To develop concrete action plans to dismantle racism and other oppressions in the local food system.

Who Is Welcome? This program is designed for a multi-racial, multi-sector group of farmers and food justice activists committed to take action for an equitable food system. All adults are welcome to apply. We will select participants to ensure a diverse group in terms of ethnicity, gender, class, and sector. This is not a 101, so some familiarity with food justice is expected.

What is the cost? The workshop is sliding scale $20-70. Lunch is potluck – please bring a dish with 6-8 servings. Snacks and tea provided by the farm.

Simplified Agenda

  • 9:00-9:15 Registration
  • 9:15-9:45 Welcome, Goals, Safer Space Agreements
  • 9:45-10:15 History of Institutionalized Racism in the Food System
  • 9:45-10:15 Reflection on Our Roles in the Food System
  • 10:15-10:30 Break
  • 10:30-12:00 Action Planning Part 1 – Problem Definition
  • 12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
  • 1:00-2:00 Action Planning Part 2 – Organizational Self-Assessment
  • 2:00-3:30 Action Planning Part 3 – SMART Goals and Strategic Objectives
  • 3:30-4:00 Closing Circle and Reflections