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.
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Impact Collaborative: Engage and Empower Online
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.
Building Racial Equity Within Cooperative Extension: Tools, Takeaways, and National Strategies
Thursday, December 13, 2018
2:00 – 3:30 pm EST
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT WEBINAR
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.
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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
- ACTION: Developing community action plans
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Who knows about the “change you want to be?”
At the Impact Collaborative Summit you will have the opportunity to pitch and potentially post!
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Coming Together for Racial Understanding is a train-the-trainer session/guide to get the conversation started about racial understanding.
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