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Racial Justice and Equity "A Reading List For Learning About Anti-Black Racism and Food"

Violence and injustice meet Black people in every sector of life; the food and cooking arenas are not exempt. Black people experience racism and exploitation on farms, in restaurants, and in grocery stores. This racism is systematic, ingrained in centuries of discrimination and disempowerment.

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Racial Justice and Equity Champlain Area NAACP

The mission of the Champlain Area National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

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Racial Justice and Equity Strafford Creamery

Strafford Creamery produces certified organic milk and ice cream in Strafford, Vermont. "Earl Ransom grew up milking cows on this 600-acre farm. He and his wife, Amy Huyffer, carry on his family’s tradition of managing the land organically, with no herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Our herd of 50 mostly-Guernsey cows grazes on rotational pastures for the entire growing season. Guernsey cows are known for their rich, yellow cream; their butterfat carries the color and flavor of their feed better than that of other breeds. Everything we do, from the crops we grow for them to the gentle routines of milking, is focused on their comfort and well-being, and helping them super-tasty milk and cream. We process our milk into reusable glass bottles, using HTST (High Temperature, Short Time) pasteurization which we feel best preserves the flavor and texture of the milk. Our milk is available at natural foods stores and coops throughout Vermont and Western New Hampshire in skim, 1%, 2% and whole, chocolate and half-and-half, as well as a non-homogenized, old-fashioned cream-line milk. Find a store or restaurant near you that sells Strafford Creamery products. We make our ice cream in small batches, one day each week. We wouldn’t dream…

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Racial Justice and Equity Reparations in the Northeast

The food system was built on the stolen land and stolen labor of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and people of color. Members of the Northeast Farmers of Color Network are claiming our sovereignty and calling for reparations of land and resources so that we can grow nourishing food and distribute it in our communities. The specific projects and resource needs of farmers of color are listed here. We are so excited about this powerful opportunity for people to people solidarity. It’s simple. If you have resources, contact the farmer directly to share. Please contact us at love@soulfirefarm.org with your reparations success stories so we can celebrate this healing work with you.

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Racial Justice and Equity "The Case for Reparations"

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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Racial Justice and Equity Association of Africans Living in Vermont

The AALV helps new Americans from all parts of the world gain independence in their new communities through a range of integration services, including bridging case management, workforce development, behavioral health awareness, and interpreter services programming. With support from our multicultural, multilingual staff, our clients are able to smoothly transition to living and working in Vermont. ​ ​Our Mission: ​​To promote the equal opportunity, dignity, and self-sufficiency of refugee and immigrant individuals and families in Vermont, regardless of race, ethnic group, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation.  History: The AALV was founded more than seven years ago as a way for the small African community at that time to get together for social events as well as to discuss the challenges of being in America. Over time, AALV has steadily grown into a small social services agency with full-time staff. In 2009, AALV made a decision to not only serve Africans, but to provide services to all refugees in Vermont including Bhutanese, Burmese, Iraqis, and others. AALV is proud to be able to extend its experience in mutual assistance to newly arrived refugee groups.

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Racial Justice and Equity The Root Social Justice Center

The Root Social Justice Center is a Vermont-based, POC-led nonprofit organization focused on racial justice organizing, community advocacy, and relationship-building programming. We are led by our Root Collective and our Collaborative Directorship team who help the organization maintain the integrity of our beliefs, purpose, and vision.

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Racial Justice and Equity Central Vermont Showing Up for Racial Justice

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

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Racial Justice and Equity Showing Up Racial Justice Middlebury

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work toward racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

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Racial Justice and Equity Vermont Racial Justice Alliance

The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance is under the leadership of a people-of-color led Steering Committee and assisted by a network of individuals and organizations across Vermont. We advocate for the implementation of State and local policy with of our collective strength, voice and leadership. We also provide a variety of community forums, panels and lectures to enable community members to gain an understanding of the issues and provide input and perspective on important related policies. Our focus is on mitigating the direct impact and dismantling the root (systemic) origins of racism in Vermont. We are placing a priority on policies that generally affect change across a broad spectrum, including housing, education, employment, health services and economic development and the criminal justice system.

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