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Thursday, November 7 • 9:00am - 6:00pm
Anti-Oppression and Food Systems Training

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This day-long pre-conference will introduce participants to anti-oppression concepts and practices, help them understand how systemic oppression and racism show up in food systems work, and develop skills for confronting and undoing oppression on multiple levels. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Through this training, participants will:

  • Understand the scope of an anti-oppression framework, where race and a relationship to the land sits in that framework, and why we are prioritizing it

  • Understand the mechanisms by which implicit bias manifests structural oppression in social organizations and ecologically

  • Understand what attitudes and practices maintain systemic racism and how to approach seeing and undoing one’s own implicit bias

  • Develop language and frameworks to talk about sensitive issues within the food system concerning race and equity

  • Discuss food systems relationship to the body and labor

  • Apply concepts to current situations that participants are in with a focus on transforming dynamics of oppression

  • Learn how to use body-based tools in their work to self regulate and shift oppression

  • Develop base practices and skills to shift dynamics of racism and white supremacy

  • Develop further understanding of their impact within the organizations and communities where they are working

  • Understand burnout culture

  • Develop an understanding that anti-oppression work is a practice and not a single training


Speakers
avatar for Emilie Miyauchi

Emilie Miyauchi

Peer Educator, Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City
Emilie Miyauchi is a facilitator, community organizer, and educator working in the Hudson Valley and NYC regions. She comes to this work as witness to the economic, environmental, and spiritual devastation that racist and capitalist systems play out on people, communities, and the... Read More →
avatar for Griffen Jeffries

Griffen Jeffries

Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City
Griffen Jeffries is a facilitator and somatic practitioner who brings deep listening and integrity to all aspects of the work he does. Griffen draws on diverse facilitation and somatic training to partner with individuals and organizations in transformational processes. He offers... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm EST
Classroom 232