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Today’s Undoing Racism Gathering Agenda

Undoing Racism in the Detroit Food System Gathering
August 7, 2010, 1-3pm
Location: MSU Center, 3408 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Facilitators: Ron and Gregg


Opening (30 min)
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Welcome and Introductions
Review Agenda, any additions?
Centering Activity – Billie
Review of Safe Space Guidelines

  • acceptance
  • step up/step back
  • listen generously
  • respect
  • confidentiality
  • suspend judgment
  • speak your truth
  • agree to disagree
  • seek to understand (then be understood)
  • make “I” statements – avoid speaking generally
  • avoid sidebars
  • share whenever you can

Presentation (30 min)
Earthworks Anti-Racism Work by Lisa

Group Work (20 min)
Break into groups to discuss personal strategies to undo racism in the food system. Next month we will look at what we can do together as a community or in our organizations. Groups will based on categories created from last months group work.

  • Education
  • Health
  • Economics
  • Culture
  • Media
  • Environment
  • Government

Groups are encouraged to use word association to gather strategies by asking questions like “What do you need to fight racism in the Detroit food system in the Media?” As a group choose the top five strategies gathered to share during recap.

Group Work Recap (20 min)
Each group will share the strategies collected, any reflections or observations and answer questions.

Follow Up/Next Steps/Closing (20 min)
Committee Reports
Should we meet on September 4th or 11th?
Invites to facilitation meeting Monday, August 16, 6-8pm at Capuchin Soup Kitchen

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