Further reading

CISA’s work to date

Click here for more detail on how CISA’s work has shifted in recent years across our programs, partnerships, and internal functions.

CISA’s writing on racial equity

Give to Black-led food justice organizations 
We call on our supporters and donors to throw your financial support behind organizations that are working to dismantle white supremacy in the food system.

Column: Inequities in Our Local Food System
“As much as we celebrate the successes and strengths of our local food system, we must acknowledge the inequities built into it, including widespread hunger, unequal access to farmland and business opportunities and troubling circumstances for farm workers. Our local food system doesn’t exist in isolation from the larger world, and our current structures don’t exist in isolation from our nation’s history.” (from 2018)

Column: Farmworkers, Immigration, and Local Food
“We do not support the current system, which depends on the labor of people who are underpaid, overworked, disenfranchised and vilified. We also do not support policies that threaten to undermine this deeply flawed system by cracking down on undocumented workers, which would separate families, destroy the lives of hard-working people, destabilize farm businesses, and threaten our nation’s food supply.” (from 2017)