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Are you a food cooperative looking to build a more racially equitably New York City? Join the Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC for a day-long, food cooperative-specific anti-racism training!

Participants will:

  • Learn more about the seven cooperative principles and the solidarity economy movement
  • Assess their position in the food system and neighborhood
  • Explore implicit biases they hold and how it relates to structural racism, and how these show up in the co-op
  • Develop strategic plans for how to create a more racially equitable food cooperative and advance racial justice in New York city!

The training is free of cost, and includes up to 4 hours of followup with seasoned CEANYC peer educators and food cooperators. Lunch and space are to be provided by the participating food cooperative.

Facilitators:

Raina Kennedy is the organizer for the Central Brooklyn Food Co-Op and is passionate about food justice, cooperatives and fresh produce. In addition to working for the CBFC, she is a Store Coordinator at the Greene Hill Food Co-Op and is in her second year of the Masters program in Food Studies at NYU, where she is focusing on community food systems. Prior to working at Brooklyn Movement Center, Raina held a variety of jobs in the food industry, from barista to bookkeeper.

Emilie Miyauchi has over ten years of experience working with grassroots food, agricultural, and environmental justice organizations in Baltimore, the Hudson Valley, and NYC. She has shared in the successes and struggles of communities building their own responses to no or dissatisfactory food choices – starting gardens, CSAs, farmers markets, and teaching ancestral food practices – building a food system by and for community. Her work in NYC community food systems has included managing Just Food’s CSA and Farm Network. While stewarding the Network she worked on particular initiatives to develop shared resources, peer mentorship opportunities, and deepen collaboration between groups. She worked in coalition with regional CSA network leaders, farmers, and advocates to develop the Charter of CSA for the US and Canada with the goal of protecting the CSA model from cooption and grounding it in principles of justice.

 

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