External Resources Recommended by the Racial Equity in the Food System Workgroup

January 16, 2019

Racial Equity in the Food System 101

Curren, R., Nelson, J., Marsh, D.S., Noor, S., & Liu, N. (2016). Racial Equity Action Plans: A How-To Manual. Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Retrieved from https://www.racialequityalliance.org/resources/racial-equity-action-plans-manual/.

Food Solutions New England. 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. Retrieved from http://www.foodsolutionsne.org/get-involved/21-day-racial-equity-habit-building-challenge.

Giancatarino, A., & Noor, S. (2014). Building the Case for Racial Equity in the Food System. Center for Social Inclusion. Retrieved from https://www.centerforsocialinclusion.org/publication/building-the-case-for-racial-equity-in-the-food-system/.

Gillon, S. (2018). Understanding Equity in the Food System [Webinar]. Marylhurst University. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97M9-kQPagU.

Holt-Giménez, E., & Harper, B. (2016). Food – Systems – Racism: From Mistreatment to Transformation. Food First. Retrieved from https://foodfirst.org/publication/backgrounder-dismantling-racism-in-the-food-system/.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Inequities in the Food System. Retrieved from https://www.extension.iastate.edu/ffed/resources-2/food-systems-equity/.

Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 5(4). (2015) Race and Ethnicity in Food Systems Work. Retrieved from https://www.foodsystemsjournal.org/index.php/fsj/issue/view/21.

Kelly, R., Pirog, R., Guel, A., Henderson, J., Wilcox, K., Wimberg, T., ... & Nelson, E. (2020). An annotated bibliography on structural racism present in the U.S. food system (7th ed.). Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems. Retrieved from https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/structural_racism_in_us_food_system.

PolicyLink. Equitable Food Systems Resource Guide. Retrieved from https://www.policylink.org/food-systems/equitable-food-systems-resource-guide.

Racial Equity in Cooperative Extension


Walcott, E., Raison, B., Welborn, R., Pirog, R., Emery, M., Stout, M., Hendrix, L., & Ostrom, M. (2020). We (all) need to talk about race: Building extension's capacity for dialogue and action​. Journal of Extension, 58(5). https://joe.org/joe/2020october/comm1.php 

Undoing Inequality in the Food System Working Group. (2017). Promoting Equity in Local Food Systems through Cooperative Extension. 
Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/E45UytgPkik
Webinar Slides: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9WtBkNR4wl1UGcyblM4Tl9Kd3M/view

Undoing Inequality in the Food System Working Group. (2018). Racial Equity in Food System Work: Beginning the Journey. Retrieved from https://www.canr.msu.edu/resources/racial-equity-in-food-systems-work-beginning-the-journey.

Ostrom, M., Bee, C., & Flores, M. (2010). Creating Access to Land Grant Resources for Multicultural and Disadvantaged Farmers. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 1(1). Retrieved from http://www.foodsystemsjournal.org/index.php/fsj/article/view/12.

Pirog, R., Koch, K., & Guel, A. (2015). Race, Ethnicity, and the Promise of ‘Good Food’ for Michigan: A Three-voice Commentary. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 5(4). Retrieved from http://www.foodsystemsjournal.org/index.php/fsj/article/view/364.

Committees/Working Teams

Other Resources

Dunn, B. (2017). The Wokini Initiative: A Strategic Investment to Better Serve the Dakota and Lakota Residents of South Dakota. South Dakota State University. Retrieved from https://www.sdstate.edu/wokini-initiative/wokini-initiative-white-paper.

Farrell, E., Kelly, T., Burke, J., Ogden, C., & Spiller, K. (2017). Equity as Common Cause: How a Sustainable Food System Network is Cultivating Commitment to Racial Justice. Othering & Belonging. Retrieved from http://www.otheringandbelonging.org/equity-common-cause-sustainable-food-system-network-cultivating-commitment-racial-justice/.

Horst, M. (2017). Food Justice and Municipal Government in the USA. Planning Theory & Practice 18(1). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1080/14649357.2016.1270351.

Lee, J. & Keys, S. (2013). Land-Grant But Unequal. Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. Retrieved from http://www.aplu.org/library/land-grant-but-unequal-state-one-to-one-match-funding-for-1890-land-grant-universities/file.

McAfee, S. (2019). The Most Important Work We’ll Never Finish: How the Center for Health Progress Made Racial Equity an Organizational Priority. ChangeAgent. Retrieved from https://changeagent2019.comnetwork.org/2019/the-most-important-work-we-will-never-finish/.

National Farm to School Network. (2018). Programs and Policy Racial and Social Equity Assessment Tool. Retrieved from http://www.farmtoschool.org/resources-main/nfsn-programs-and-policy-racial-and-social-equity-assessment-tool.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. (2017). Racial Equity in the Farm Bill: Context and Foundations. Retrieved from http://sustainableagriculture.net/blog/racial-equity-in-the-farm-bill/.

Nelson, J., Spokane L., Ross, L., & Deng, N. (2015). Advancing Racial Equity and Transforming Government: A Resource Guide to Put Ideas into Action. Government Alliance on Race and Equity. Retrieved from https://www.racialequityalliance.org/2015/10/22/resource-guide/.

Purifoy, D.M. (2014). Food Policy Councils: Integrating Food Justice and Environmental Justice. Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum. Retrieved from https://scholarship.law.duke.edu/delpf/vol24/iss2/3/.

The Wallace Center at Winrock International. (2017). How Regional Food System Investment Creates More Equitable Communities. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/uU6aY8UirZY.

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