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Equity, Racism, and Inclusiveness: Examining Farmers’ Markets
March 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:45 pmFree (Remote)
Join Liz Wills-O’Gilvie, director of the Springfield Food Policy Council and board chair of Gardening the Community, and Neftali Durán, co-founder of the I-Collective and the Holyoke Food and Equity Collective, as they discuss how equity and racism intersect at farmers’ markets and how markets can be more welcoming and inclusive. Both have extensive experience with farmers’ markets as founders, managers, customers, and vendors, as well as in food systems activism and antiracism work.
This workshop examines farmers’ markets with an equity and antiracism lens, and more broadly how racism and systemic oppression relate to food and farming. Attendees will be encouraged to examine their markets and market policies, and will be presented with specific examples of how equity relates to farmers’ markets in multiple areas (including vendor selection, welcoming customers, pricing, and more). They will also be encouraged to consider how they can build the framework of their farmers’ market so that it’s more inclusive.
This webinar is free and open to all farmers’ market managers, staff, and vendors.
Questions? Reach out to Zoey.