Uprooting Racism Application
Uprooting Racism in the Food System
Tuesday, May 14 2019 OR Friday, October 4, 2019
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
At Soul Fire Farm, 1972 NY HWY 2, Petersburg NY 12138

Workshop Goals

(1) To understand how racism permeates our food system by exploring the historical and current examples of land theft, labor exploitation, racial violence, and frontlines resistance.
(2) To reflect upon our current role as - farmers, activists, artists, and movement builders— in perpetuating or dismantling racism in the food system.
(3) To develop relationships of mutual understanding and plan for collective action between organizations and individuals working on food justice in this region.
(4) To develop concrete action plans to dismantle racism and other oppressions in the local food system.

Who Is Welcome? This program is designed for a multi-racial, multi-sector group of farmers and food justice activists committed to take action for an equitable food system. All adults are welcome to apply. We will select participants to ensure a diverse group in terms of ethnicity, gender, class, and sector.

What is the cost? The workshop is sliding scale $20-70, paid upon arrival. Lunch is potluck - please bring a dish with 6-8 servings. Snacks and tea provided by the farm.

Other Logistics? Housing is not provided. Please see this list of local accommodations. https://docs.google.com/document/d/16zyA14RD966GK-kSr2Z3R--KnU0RTakxGyvLLDGR6K0/edit. We will set up a carpool link for each session to support transportation.


Email address *
Name *
Please include your full name (nickname in parenthesis.)
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Street Address *
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City *
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State *
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Zip Code *
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Phone Number
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What skills and knowledge do you hope to gain from your time at Soul Fire Farm? How will you apply these skills to uproot racism in your organization, community, and society? *
1 paragraph please
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To which organizations, businesses, formations, or collectives do you belong? State your roles, if applicable. *
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For which date are you applying? *
What is your estimated financial contribution? *
Sliding scale is $20-$70
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What is your ethnicity/cultural heritage?
We try to ensure a diverse group. Check all that apply. There is room to use your own language below.
How do you describe your gender identity, gender expression, and/or gender history?
Please select any/all that you feel comfortable sharing. This information is kept confidential among Soul Fire staff reviewing applications and will not be shared with other participants without consent. Non-exhaustive examples include: Agender; Bi-Gender; Butch; Cis / Cisgender https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cisgender; Feminine; Femme; Gender Fluid; Genderqueer; Gender Neutral; Gender-Nonconforming; Intersex (not a gender identity/expression, but may be considered relevant/important for some people); Man; Masculine; Non-Binary; Questioning my gender; Stud; Trans / Transgender; Two-Spirit; Woman
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Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Remind us if we know you already and encouraged you to register. Also, let us know if you have special needs that must be met for the program to be accessible to you (sensitivities, physical limitations, emotional needs, etc.)
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Please provide the name and phone number of an emergency contact. *
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A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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