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A Community of Learning:
Racial Equity and Food Justice

Are you, or your staff, interested in building skill and will to engage others around sustainability and racial equity work on campus?

In spring 2021, offered in partnership with the Office of Community, Equity, more than 70 UNH staff and faculty participated in this new peer-to-peer outreach program to deepen understanding of social justice in the context of our regional food systems. Our community worked to understand and address structural racism, and environmental and social justice, which is critical to UNH’s embodiment of its values of sustainability and diversity.

Building on the pilot, UNH is convening a two-semester peer-to-peer employee outreach program to continue this work during the 2021-22 academic year. Participants will review and reflect on a rich mix of provided materials, take part in regular group trainings and discussions, and be supported and encouraged to engage in outreach to other faculty and staff across campus.

Contribute to a shared vision of thriving communities and help make UNH a better, more sustainable place!


Important Dates

2021-22 program will run from
October 2021 - May 2022 

  • Weekly commitment of approximately 90 minutes (may include online group discussion, individual learning and reflection, or peer education)
  • Several in-person, half-day trainings - LUNCH INCLUDED
    • Oct. 29, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (in-person, location TBD)
    • Nov. 10, 3-4:30 p.m. (Zoom)
    • Dec. 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (in-person, location TBD)
    • Dec. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. (Zoom)
  • Spring session dates (TBD)
  • End-of-program recognition and celebration
    (dates to be announced in August 2021)

Interested in participating? Space is limited, please complete the brief form to register your interest.
Interest Form

Benefits of Participating

Staff and faculty who participate will:

  • Develop knowledge and skills to bring awareness to racial equity and food justice issues at UNH
  • Build professional skills around facilitation and leadership
  • Learn more about food systems and food justice
  • Engage others to connect with sustainability and racial equity work on campus
  • Help build a more sustainable UNH
  • Receive a certificate of completion and recognition at an end-of-year celebration

Program Details

Peer educators will be asked to:

  • Participate in individual and group learning, reflection, and training around racial equity and food justice issues, facilitation, and leadership
  • Develop and implement a peer-to-peer outreach plan individually tailored to engage others in your department, office, or unit
  • Support discussion and dialogue with peers during the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge, held in April
  • Dedicate approximately 60 hours over the academic year, including outreach