Recommended background reading
To create a deeper understanding of the challenges of developing resilient community food systems and the role of the land grant university, we encourage you to read one or more of the following resources. See An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System for additional resources.
- A Deeper Challenge of Change: The Role of Land Grant Universities in Assessing and Ending Structural Racism in the U.S. Food System. 2018. By INFAS members: Shorlette Ammons, Nancy Creamer, Paul Thompson, Hunter Francis, Joanna Friesner, Casey Hoy, Tom Kelly, Christine Porter, Thomas Tomich.
- The Challenge of Change: Harnessing University Discovery, Engagement, and Learning to Achieve Food and Nutrition Security. A report from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, which prompted and is the basis for “A Deeper Challenge.” Take a look at the Executive Summary, p. 1-8 of the full report.
- Aligning Environmental Management with Ecosystem Resilience: A First Foods Example from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Oregon, USA. 2018. Quaempts et al. Ecology and Society 23(2).
- A Deeper Challenge: Inside the Push to Bring Racial Equity to Land Grant Universities. 2018. Civil Eats.
- Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) article by Samantha Chisholm Hatfield.
Additional reading or viewing:
- Racial Equity in Food Systems Work: Beginning the Journey. National webinar by Shorlette Ammons. June 27, 2018 (1:34:36).
- Shining a Light in Dark Places: Raising Up the Work of Southern Women of Color in the Food System. 2014. Shorlette Ammons.
- Summary of Decolonizing Methodologies. Linda Tuhiwai Smith.
- An Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System, 5th Edition.
- ndnhistoryresearch.com Keynote speaker David Lewis’s blog.
- The Separation Myth, a short documentary by Nisha Burton is about the history of racism in Oregon.