NESAWG: It Takes A Region Conference, Anti-Oppression Training

November 7th, 2019
New Jersey City University
200 Hudson Street
Jersey City, NJ 07311

Leading for a Liberated Food System will introduce participants to racial justice and anti-oppression concepts and practices over a full day (9am-6pm) on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

Sign up for the conference here!

In this training food systems advocates, practitioners, and workers will learn practices that address racism and gentrification through a solidarity economy lens. Through this training, participants will: 

  • Understand the scope of an anti-oppression framework, where race and a relationship to the land sits in that framework, and why we are prioritizing it
  • Understand the mechanisms by which implicit bias manifests structural oppression in social organizations and ecologically
  • Understand what attitudes and practices maintain systemic racism and how to approach seeing and undoing one’s own implicit bias
  • Develop language and frameworks to talk about sensitive issues within the food system concerning race and equity
  • Discuss food systems relationship to the body and labor
  • Apply concepts to current situations that participants are in with a focus on transforming dynamics of oppression
  • Learn how to use body-based tools in their work to self regulate and shift oppression
  • Develop base practices and skills to shift dynamics of racism and white supremacy
  • Develop further understanding of their impact within the organizations and communities where they are working
  • Understand burnout culture 
  • Anti-oppression work is a practice and not a training, how do we do ongoing work within a culture of burnout?

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