San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This training aims to push forward the integration of racial justice principles into the food justice movement, to give hands on tools, to continue a strategic dialogue and to enable an exchange between activists who work in this field. This workshop is a continuation of a first training that happened in Toronto in 2013. First time participants are very welcome. A collection of material will be provided to all participants in preparation for the workshop.
This is a by-invitation-only event. If you are actively working to remove barriers to food access with local communities, your participation to this training is highly encouraged.
Past participants said about the first training that it increased their awareness about racism and allowed them to develop a stronger focus on inclusion, justice and anti-oppression techniques throughout their organization. They also reported challenges to translate the newly gained awareness and knowledge into their work and about the need to engage more organizations to do the same. This is where the follow up training will pick up on.
Friday to Sunday, from 9:30am-3:30pm
Snacks, lunch, coffee and tea will be provided for all three days.
Two reduced cost options
We do have a limited amount of tickets at a reduced fee ($125) for students and organizations with an annual budget of $100K or less. If you would prefer this rate, please fill out this form.
Additionnaly, we offer full scholarships for community members directly impacted by food injustice. To apply for a full scholarship, please fill out this form.
About the training
Designed to build a community of leaders and provide intensive training and dialogue for participants to facilitate anti-racist food justice in their own programs and communities. GFJI uses the title Facilitator instead of Organizer very intentionally, and will discuss the long term development process that anti-racism work requires and the need for leadership development and empowerment. Building on the work started at the first training in 2013, returning and new participants will delve deeper in the praxis of anti-racism in the food sector.
During the trainings we will explore:
examples of institutional and structural racism and how it operates;
practical applications of facilitating change and becoming a change agent, including some personal identification to understand the kind of facilitator you are
exchange and discussion of practical experiences with these applications by past participants
opportunities to explore the individual role in the anti-racism process of your work with the opportunity to strategize with others to develop an action plan for next steps for implementation, and implementation done so far where applicable.
racial identity caucusing (People of Colour and White) as a tool to address and dismantle racism in the food system.
Another side goal of ILFT is to explore the creation of regional GFJI 'network chapters' that are called a LEG (local empowerment group). LEG's create space for others who are dedicated to facilitating change to connect and develop a supportive local and national/international community to exchange ideas, strategies and continue training in anti-racism to specifically address how achieving food justice can lead to the end of systemic and institutional racism.
Looking forward to seeing you at the training!