NOFA/Mass’s commitment to a fair and just food system stems from our
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Let’s help each other better understand how the absence of equity plays out in the food system. Only then can we recognize it, challenge it, change it, and move toward a fair food system for all.
This is a long-term commitment. We see this as a slow, steady, deliberate process, in which we are both challenged and inspired. We look forward to engaging in it with you.
If you are interested in deepening your understanding of how racism appears in the food system and beyond, we invite you to explore these resources compiled by our staff and board members.
Land as a Social Relationship (Written)
Resources for people who identify as BIPOC
Why People of color need spaces without white people (Written)
Racial Equity Tools
Resources for people who identify as White
Scene on Radio Podcast (Audio)
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
8 Ways White Bias Can Misdirect Food System Work (Audio)
World Policy Food Center
Black Yield Podcast (Audio)
Black Yield Institute
Anti-Racist Farmers Market Tool Kit (Written)
Farmer’s Market Coalition
Timeline: Black Farmers and The USDA 1920 to Present (Written)
Environmental Working Group
A Nation Built on Slavery and Racism (Written)
Reparations Map (Written)
Northeast Farmers of Color