DEI and ANti-Racism Work

We must do better. This page is permanent. It's here to help keep us accountable for working to be anti-racist* and practice DEI** as an organization

We made a commitment to DEI in our Strategic Plan. As our Board and Staff learn, have tough conversations, and engage with resources, we will update this page. 

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Resources We Are Engaging with As Food Web Staff and Board Members

June 8th - US Food System Timeline

  • Staff and Board Members will have a conversation about the US Food System Timeline (Oregon Food Bank)

  • Questions: 

    • Did you learn something new from this resource? What was it?

    • Can you connect an event on the timeline to something in your daily life now in 2020? (i.e. who grows our food?, who owns farmland?, what is in the grocery store?)

    • Did anything in the timeline make you uncomfortable? or leave you with questions?

    • Future consideration: How does this discussion connect to our programs and our organization?

  • We are using this Courageous Conversations guide to help us. Video here from Courageous Conversation author Glenn Singleton. 

*What is "Anti-RacisT"? 

"In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist." - Angela Davis

Being anti-racist is:

 (1) an active and everyday choice

 (2) to be self-aware and to make change to expose and root out white supremacy, white-dominant culture, and unequal institutions and society. 

This definition was paraphrased from this extensive resource page from the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

**What is "DEI"? 

DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. It's shorthand for these three principles. For more, start here and learn about practicing DEI principles here


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