Acting against anti-Black racism and amplifying BIPOC food systems work
We wish to amplify the work of organizations led by BIPOC who are advancing just and equitable food systems.
The recent racist killings and attacks on Black Americans and the protests and demonstrations that have followed are focusing our nation’s attention on the historic, ongoing, and systemic anti-Black racism that is embedded within our country and institutions, including our food system.
We recognize that we, the Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, have much work to do to become a diverse, inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organization. We often have failed Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our research and outreach efforts, and through our organizational culture. We are committed to doing better through our actions.
We wish to amplify the work of organizations led by BIPOC who are advancing just and equitable food systems. A few of these organizations are listed below - this is far from a complete list.
As you and your organization engage in anti-racism activities, we encourage you to also learn more about these and other organizations and support their work.
- Black Church Food Security Network
- Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
- HEAL Food Alliance
- HOPE Collaborative
- National Black Farmers Association
- National Black Food and Justice Alliance
- Oakland Avenue Urban Farm
- Race Forward – Facing Race
- Soul Fire Farm
- Southeastern African American Farmers’ Organic Network (SAAFON)
A list from Civil Eats is also available.