Project Description

Shining a Light in Dark Places: Raising up the Work of Southern Women of Color in the Food System (2014)

In this report from the Center for Social Inclusion (CSI), CEFS Community Food Systems Outreach Coordinator and 2013 CSI Food Equity Fellow Shorlette Ammons describes the realities of current and past food systems from the perspectives of Southern women of color. Shorlette argues that we can achieve equitable food systems change by 1) changing the narrative; 2) identifying food systems policy that directly affects women and children; 3) developing women of color leadership to lead the policy change; 4) building capacity and developing organizations; and 5) finding ways to sustain family farms.

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