“In Between” 3-part Webinar Series: Facilitating Regular Discussions About Race and Food
Are you curious about finding ways to continue to talk about race and incorporate the practice of racial equity within your organizations/institutions? This webinar series shares how you can create, facilitate and implement a monthly discussion series on food, race and equity that we call an “In-Between” meeting. During this three part series, we will explore the purpose, goals and impacts of an “In-Between.” The series will walk you through a guide that you can use to facilitate your own discussion-based cohort!
Attendance for all three webinars is not required, but encouraged. The first one will provide a basic overview and structure of these meetings and include a brief example of this type of meeting. Part 2 & Part 3 will provide brief overviews of the in-between structure followed by subject matter.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: Prerequisite – Completion of a Level I/Introductory Racial Equity training.
Webinar 1 – June 20th, 11:30am – 1:00pm. Register by June 13th.
Part 1: Description: Stories can be a tool to create a more inclusive environment that interrupts the impact of racism and culture of white supremacy within our organizations or councils. Many food councils or networks acknowledge and express a desire to include more people of color in their make-up. We will explore how using story through the lens of racial equity informs our ability interrupt processes that prevent us from arriving at equitable outcomes and equal representation. We will build an understanding of how expanding our narrative to a more inclusive one can help us create a more diverse network that ultimately has greater impact and benefit for us all.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Registration will be required separately for each of the three webinars.
- Part 1: June 20, 11:30am – 1:00pm
- Part 2: July 18, 11:30am – 1:00pm
- Part 3: August 15, 11:30am – 1:00pm
Level 1 Racial Equity in the Food System Training, Central NC Region
Monday, April 9, 2018 9am – 4pm
~Registration is full.~
Join us for a ONE DAY** workshop that will offer a shared language, a shared framework, and a shared history for understanding around structural racism and how barriers inhibit equity in the food system. Our goal is for this training to assist with setting meaningful goals and strategies to ensure racial equity in farm & food programs and policies. Join us!
Monday, November 27, 2017 2:00pm
Organizational Structures Webinar Part 2: Food Councils with Fiscal Sponsors:
This is Part 2 of a webinar series exploring organizational structures for food councils. In this 45-minute webinar, you will learn about and discuss the benefits and challenges of structuring your food council with a fiscal agent.
Speakers, Neal Curran and Rochelle Sparko, will share experiences from the perspective of an acting fiscal agency and from a food council leadership team. Neal Curran is Bull City Cool Food Hub Coordinator at Reinvestment Partners, this fiscal agent for the Durham Farm and Food Network; and Rochelle Sparko serves as treasurer of Durham Farm and Food Network.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:00am
Organizational Structures Webinar Part 1: Food Councils as Non-profits
This webinar is a part of a webinar series exploring organizational structures for food councils. In this 30 minute webinar, you will learn about the benefits and challenges of structuring your council as a 501(c)3 non profit entity from David Heinen, Vice President for Public Policy and Advocacy for the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits. The webinar will share experiences from Katherine Metzo board chair of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council which is organized as a non-profit. Lastly, there will be an opportunity for dialogue with presenters and fellow attendees.
Race Equity & Inclusion Webinar Watch Parties
- June 26, 2017 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Race Matters – Unpack Key Concepts to Advance Racial Equity
- July 10, 2017 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Get Your House in Order – Strategies to Advance Racial Equity Inside Your Organization
- July 31, 2017 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Data Matters – Disaggregating Data by Race and Ethnicity
- August 14, 2017 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Health Equity in Action – Case Studies from the Carolinas
Read here for more details on locations, registration, and content.
Wednesday, June 7, 1:00pm
Food councils have hosted candidates forums with key policy makers to raise awareness of food and farm issues. Join members of the Community Food Strategies team as we walk you through our Candidates Forum Toolkit that explains how to successfully organize a candidates forum. In 19 minutes we will provide you with tools and information to help you to organize your very own farm- and food-themed candidates forum in your community.
Wednesday, April 12, 10:00am
Friday, February 24, 12:00-1:00pm
NC Food Policy Update
Tuesday, January 31st, 11am
Good Food Purchasing Program Webinar
Please join the Center for Good Food Purchasing and Community Food Strategies for an introductory webinar to the Good Food Purchasing Program. Join us and learn more about how this program is creating values-based food supply chains for public institutions.
The webinar will be provided by Christina Spach, National GFPP Campaign Coordinator with the Food Chain Workers Alliance. Jared Cates, with Community Food Strategies, will also join to share advocacy and planning support available for food councils in NC who want to work towards the establishment of Good Food Purchasing Programs in their communities.
Monday, November 21st
Clear Impact – Priority Setting & Evaluation Training
- 9:30am-4:00pm, Yates Mill County Park, 4620 Lake Wheeler Rd, Raleigh, NC
- Free, travel stipends available to those traveling 35+miles one way.
- Register here
Learn excellent tools for strategic visioning, action planning, program evaluation, and community facilitation. Extension agents involved in food councils, with a small team of community partners, will be trained in the Results Based Accountability framework to enhance program delivery through skill building in facilitation processes that are asset based, community focused, drive group decision-making, identify measurable impacts, and support a shared understanding of end goals. This project directly addresses the need for developing facilitation and management skills within food councils and offers Extension Agents and their community partners new skills that are useful in many projects and settings.
Sunday, November 6th
- Nov 6, 10:45 – 12:15pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
Saturday, November 5th
Planning and Preservation: Influencing Food and Farmland in Your Community
- Nov 5, 10-12:30pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
The ways that we plan now for development, growth and land-use will greatly affect how future generations will live and interact with the world around them. By taking into consideration preservation of farmland and green space, healthy food accessibility for all residents, green infrastructure, conservation of natural resources, walkability, etc, counties and municipalities are planning for a healthier future. Join this panel of experts on land-use, conservation, food systems and planning as they talk about ways that you – as an individual and as communities – can do to influence the future of food and farmland through conservation and planning. Full description.
Cultivating the Community Voice in Food Systems Change: An Update on Food Councils in the Carolinas
- Nov 5, 2-3:30pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
Friday, November 4th
- Nov 4, 9am-1pm, CFSA Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Durham NC
- $35 – $45, lunch included
This ½ day workshop is intended for people who are interested in developing a shared understanding, analysis and language as a critical step in creating a more racially equitable food system. This introductory racial equity workshop will create opportunities for participants to 1) develop a shared understanding of how structural racism has impacted our food system 2) develop a shared analysis of systemic disparity and 3) explore strategies that create more equitable food systems opportunities for all people.
The facilitation team will offer tools that will assist in developing a historical context and understanding of how structural racism impacts our food system. We will cover tools to work collectively with communities most affected by disparities to increase food systems access for all people. Attendees will leave with increased awareness of race equity as a useful lens, awareness of some frameworks that can be used to consider race equity, information on some reasons why a community organization, like a food council, would plan to engage in a more full racial equity training together, and information on opportunities to access future training.