Webinar - Building Relationships Across Higher Education Institutions to Address Racism in the Food System
The land grant system includes the 1862 (white-led), 1890 (historically Black) and 1994 (Tribal/Indigenous) colleges and universities. These land grants, as well as Hispanic Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities and other public/private higher education institutions all contribute to the advancement of a more sustainable and equitable food system.
This webinar uses a racial equity lens to provide an overview of the history and policy that developed these institutions and using that same lens, reimagines an asset-based pluralistic model of collaborative research and outreach across these institutions to advance food system sustainability and resiliency.
Panelists from the land grant system and a Hispanic Serving Ag Institution provide brief remarks followed by a facilitated discussion across panelists and with the webinar audience about how to create a more sustainable and equitable food system future.
- Alex Racelis – University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley
- Mekko Tyner – College of Muscogee Nation
- Lindsey Lunsford – Tuskegee University
- Rich Pirog – MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
- Renee Wallace – Doers Consulting
Funding for the Racial Equity in the System Workgroup is provided in part by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.