Charter Discussion Guide for Councils


March 17, 2023 - <> & <>

The goal of this discussion guide is to support councils to make connections between their work and the Michigan Good Food Charter. This guide can support your team to understand how The Charter can validate and give power to the work you are already doing, and how you can use it to build advocacy campaigns for food systems transformation.

What's inside: 

  • Getting Started: Equitable Participation Preconditions
    • What is equitable participation?
    • What is dismantling white supremacy culture? 
  • Connecting the Charter: Questions for Discussion
    • Community Goals and Strategies
    • Which of the six Charter strategies most closely align with your work?
      • Cultivate thriving local/regional farm and food businesses
      • Prioritize local and regional food systems within a global economy
      • Use the power of collaboration to dismantle racism and systemic inequity in food systems
      • Establish fair compensation, safe working environments, and opportunities for career advancement in food systems
      • Foster climate resilience through equitable land stewardship
      • Support people to have real choices that lead to good food and health
    • Digging Deeper
    • How to apply the Charter in your work

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