The webinar will provide an introduction to the newly published guide, Measuring Racial Equity in the Food System: Established and Suggested Metrics, including examples of metrics in four different theme areas and ways the guide can be used. Following this introduction, two food system leaders will share how they are using data and metrics to drive system change. There will be time in the webinar for questions, comments, and suggestions for related resources.
eXtension has named Lindsey Lunsford from Tuskegee University as the 2019 Impact Collaborative’s DEI Fellow. She will create a pathway for new work in DEI for Cooperative Extension to be developed, disseminated and used across the Cooperative Extension System. Continuing the work of eXtension’s 2018 DEI Fellow, Dr. Shatomi Luster-Edward, the focus of Ms. Lunsford’s fellowship is to develop a second version of the DEI eFieldbook to be published with eXtension for the October 2019 Impact Collaborative Summit.
Scholar activist and agriculture advocate, Lindsey Lunsford, inspired by her alma mater, Tuskegee University, is setting the tone for the upcoming generation of urban agriculturalists. Currently working as a Sustainable Food System Resource Specialist through Tuskegee University’s Carver Integrative Sustainability Center, Ms. Lunsford works in food justice and community sovereignty efforts.
Ms. Lunsford is also currently enrolled in the Tuskegee University Integrative Public Policy and Development Doctoral Program, where she studies policy advocacy for strengthening grassroots efforts from state to international levels. Lunsford’s leadership focuses on educating underserved populations on self-sufficiency and healthy lifestyles while encouraging the larger community to pursue a sustainable local economy.
This dynamic event is the result of a partnership with Oregon State University (OSU), Mudbone Grown, Oregon Food Bank, Black Food Sovereignty Council, Beyond Black, Pacific Northwest Black Growers, and Ecotrust. The gathering will be hosted by OSU’s Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems at the main campus in Corvallis.
This one-day NW regional conference is the first of its kind in Oregon and the Northwest, providing an opportunity for black growers – farmers, producers, manufacturers, educators, and ranchers – to be introduced (or reintroduced), network, and learn about our history, our realities, and our opportunities and resources available to Black people around food systems and growing a thriving food economy in the region. This culturally rooted event also serves as an introduction, orientation, and call for participation in the annual OSU Small Farms Conference held the next day on Saturday, February 23rd, for detailed technical workshops. Click the logo for more information!
This National 4-H peer reviewed guide was designed to help youth development professionals understand how to integrate social justice principles into positive youth development programs. These programs can foster young people’s agency—the belief that they can make a difference—and provide resources to address social injustice within communities.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 PM EDT/ 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific
Generated by the eXtension Foundation, Engage and Empower Online is a co-learning community connecting local and regional Impact Collaborative projects across the U.S. for collective impact. Through public and private cross-sector partnerships with the Cooperative Extension System’s (CES) eXtension Foundation, Engage and Empower Online is a new “backbone” resource designed to collectively drive innovation and action forward toward real and meaningful impacts.
The past several months have provided new opportunities for Cooperative Extension professionals to come together to help understand racial equity issues within their own organization as well as include racial equity into programs they conduct within communities. This webinar will highlight several tools, strategies, and takeaways from a panel that participated in the “Coming Together for Racial Understanding” week-long workshop in August 2018; this national workshop had Cooperative Extension participant teams from 20 states. We will also learn about the work of eXtension Foundation’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion fellow and a new fieldbook resource.
Many of you are looking for a place to start including racial equity in your work and/or making connections with those who have had multiple learning experiences with racial equity and are already using it as a programming lens. We will use the majority of the webinar time to field participant questions and insights about integrating a lens of racial equity in the work of food systems, agriculture, health, and related content areas. Although the webinar panel is focused on Cooperative Extension learnings, the webinar is open to all educators in the food system who want to incorporate a racial equity lens in their work.
Sponsored by the eXtension Racial Equity in the Food System workgroup – A community of Cooperative Extension professionals and community stakeholders who connect, learn and collaborate to facilitate change within our institutions and society to build racial equity within the food system.
Maryland 4-H hosts Issue Forums to intentionally focus on addressing areas of social injustice within communities, the country, and the world. The purpose of these forums is to bring an engaged group of youth, community members, and educators together to deliberate about an important community issue with the help of facilitators who provide factual background and guide the conversation.
Gather a group of engaged youth and adults to discuss a community issue
Increase understanding of Injustice (global – state– Local)
Develop a greater advocacy in Maryland
Develop a cohort of young activists who are engaged in community and civic engagement
Identify strategies to address the issue
This 3-day event is divided into 3 distinct segments:
FRAMING: Framing the social justice issue & team building
DISCOVERY: Engagement in action research/service project/hands-on learning