Winter 2023 Equity Institute
The Equity Institute is open to participants from all backgrounds and is most relevant to individuals working for, and interested in, the implementation of equity at individual and institutional levels, as well as in the context of food justice and food sovereignty through centering the root cause of hunger with colonialism.
Participants will explore foundational concepts of culture, identity, and systemic inequities; they will contextualize them both historically and within current social and cultural norms; they will then engage in the application of equity and inclusion practices and intersectional ally and accomplice work in individual, social, and organizational settings.
Participants will discuss, share and practice examples of ally and solidarity work including application and implementation of equity at the organizational/institutional level using Oregon Food Bank, food banking, and food justice/food sovereignty as case studies.
By the end of the sessions, participants will share common language, expand critical thinking, engage in transformative collective learning/unlearning.
The Institute is limited to 75 participants. It’s encouraged that all participants attend all five sessions as each session builds off the other. Participants can participate from any location that has high-speed internet access. Given that these sessions will be interactive, we ask that participants join individually by computer rather than by telephone.
Ensuring the Equity Institute is financially accessible is our top priority. Participants can enter a payable amount between $1.00 - $1,200. If unable to make a financial contribution, a free ticket option is available. All proceeds go to Oregon Food Bank’s EPCA Department to fund equity initiatives, sustain the Equity Institute, and compensate external subject matter educators.
Register here! For more information, please contact Joshua Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.