About Racial Equity and Hunger
Racial equity is fundamental to addressing hunger in our community. Without looking at hunger through a racial equity lens, we will have no hope of creating sustainable and just solutions to hunger.
“Racial equity is both a process that focuses on centering the needs, power and leadership of people of color, and the goal of achieving equal outcomes.”Racial Equity and Hunger Learning Network
- Communities of color (namely African American and Indigenous communities) are consistently 2-3 times more likely to experience hunger as their white counterparts.
- This was the case even before the recession, and this disparity has only grown in the midst of COVID-19.
- When it comes to food, race matters.
The Racial Equity and Hunger National Learning Network is a network of individuals, organizations, agencies and policy makers who care about ending hunger. We recognize that to achieve this goal, we must discuss race and apply a racial equity lens. The Northwest Food Partners Network is a member of this network.
Upcoming Webinar: Identifying and Dismantling White Supremacy
Webinar series starts August 18th. Register here.
From August to November, the Racial Equity and Hunger Learning Network will host a 5-part webinar series on identifying and dismantling white supremacy.
This 5-part series will begin to equip participants with the tools, practices and language to feel confident speaking about white supremacy and related concepts (race, racism, anti-black racism, etc.), as well as in their ability to disrupt white supremacy and racism.
After the first four webinars, participants will have the opportunity to practice what it means to disrupt white supremacy with other Network members in their area.
The webinar series will conclude with a final webinar that will highlight the experiences of network members who started to implement these practices and help network members refine their toolbox to continue disrupting white supremacy.
Podcast: Race, Hunger and COVID-19 in African American Communities
With COVID-19, our country is seeing that communities of color are experiencing the impacts of hunger and the impacts of dying from the coronavirus at higher rates.
Many are not sure what to do and very much need guidance in how to apply a racial equity response in their programs, policies, and so forth.
The Racial Equity & Hunger National Learning Network Podcast is designed to educate, inspire and enable those interested in advancing racial equity and ending hunger through sharing experiences, expertise and recommendations from experts around the country.
The Racial Equity and Hunger Website
Learn more about the Racial Equity and Hunger Learning Network and access resources on racial equity and hunger by visiting https://www.racialequityhunger.org/.