Equity and Racial Justice

Equity and Racial Justice

Welcome to the Equity and Racial Justice page. Here you will find links to resources and important updates.

Equity Community of Practice Program

The Equity Community of Practice Program is a bi-weekly space intended to convene up to 20 members of Regional Food Banks (RFB) and Partner Agencies (PA) in Oregon and SW Washington. This virtual drop-in space is intended to support participants to experience and build on skills that sustain themselves in their equity work as well as build a robust social network among our service area.  

Over the course of 9 sessions, starting in March 2024, the Network Equity & Racial Justice (NERJ) team will facilitate 2 hour spaces to explore what it means to: - Have an embodied presence via mindfulness, meditation, reflection, and integration - Practice to intentional relationship building - support ongoing self- and /community care practice; - sustain ourselves and generate new pathways forward in our equity work. 

COMPLETE THE INTEREST FORM HERE


 Monthly Equity Training Series presented by the Network Equity & Racial Justice Team (NERJ) 

Monthly Equity Training Series Start the New Year off right with our...  

Finding Our Way Towards Choice / February 21 from 10:00am to 11:30am                          

Session Description: This training explores pathways towards increasing choice at food access sites. Common barriers to offering choice include volunteers or staffing issues, space constraints, and concerns about fairness and food flow. We’ll work through our concerns and plan for small but impactful shifts towards increasing choice for our communities. 

REGISTER HERE 


Spring 2024 Equity Institute / Monday, February 5th - Monday, March 4th from 10:00am - 4:00pm PST 

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. Please note: This training will be happening once a week for a total of 5 weeks. 

 REGISTER HERE


Power Differentials & Sexual Harassment  / Thursday, February 6th from 10:00am - 12:00pm PST 

An introduction to being able to define and identify instances of sexual harassment and its root causes, understand the role of allies to survivors of sexual harassment, identify personal agency to promote a work environment where sexual harassment is not tolerated, and practice tactics to be active bystanders for the prevention and response of sexual harassment. 

REGISTER HERE


Introduction to Intercultural Communication / Tuesday, February 27 | 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. PST 

An introduction to recognizing the varied ways in which culture and intersectionality change the nature of communication. This workshop reveals how culture affects communication and a primer on how to begin to implement practices to successfully navigate and honor these cultural differences. The workshop focuses on direct and indirect communication as well as preferred communication styles of high and low-context cultures. Please note: This is an introductory level to our upcoming training, Intercultural Communication Tools through an Equity Lens. 

REGISTER HERE


Equity, Food Banking and White Supremacy Culture / Monday, March 18 | 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. PST An introduction to understanding how to create and implement a more equitable experience within food banking to transform and counter dominant narratives that currently exist and are reinforced through the characteristics of a white supremacist culture. 

REGISTER HERE

Offline
April 18, 2023

Better Together Toolkit

Better Together: A Guide to Engage Community Members Accessing Food Sites. Building on the Client Engagement Toolkit (first developed by Johnnie Shaver in 2019), this new version provides a conceptual grounding in trauma-informed practice and is chock full of practical ideas for partner agencies to implement.

Offline
February 1, 2023

February and March 2023 Trainings

An outline of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion competencies and practices that will increase equity within organizations in our network.

Training series for October, November, and December of 2022

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Offline
April 18, 2023

Better Together Toolkit

Better Together: A Guide to Engage Community Members Accessing Food Sites. Building on the Client Engagement Toolkit (first developed by Johnnie Shaver in 2019), this new version provides a conceptual grounding in trauma-informed practice and is chock full of practical ideas for partner agencies to implement.

Offline
February 1, 2023

February and March 2023 Trainings

An outline of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion competencies and practices that will increase equity within organizations in our network.

Training series for October, November, and December of 2022

Load More
Offline
April 18, 2023

Better Together Toolkit

Better Together: A Guide to Engage Community Members Accessing Food Sites. Building on the Client Engagement Toolkit (first developed by Johnnie Shaver in 2019), this new version provides a conceptual grounding in trauma-informed practice and is chock full of practical ideas for partner agencies to implement.

Offline
February 1, 2023

February and March 2023 Trainings

An outline of the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion competencies and practices that will increase equity within organizations in our network.

Load More

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