Farmer organizing in various capacities, from local to national, can build meaningful community, facilitate political change, and shift power into the hands of farmers - particularly for beginning, small-scale, urban, and diverse BIPOC farmers to ensure government programs are serving them and to demand for structural change that supports justice for all communities. Policies at all levels of government impact all farms - they shape who has access to opportunities, resources, and markets, and which farmers are more successful than others. These policies have historically been racially motivated and the impact continues to be felt today. For these reasons, advocating for policy change that centers racial equity presents a valuable and critical opportunity to impact farmers' lives and grow a more sustainable future for all. In this session, you will hear from farmers and organizers on the value, learnings, and challenges of grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and their experiences meeting with elected officials. Come ready to join this discussion and share your own experiences and ideas.
This session will include simultaneous Spanish interpretation.
To access this and other workshops, you must have a password, which can be obtained by registering on the main conference webpage here: www.caff.org/2022conference