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?
Building on a pilot program held in spring 2021, UNH will convene a two-semester peer-to-peer employee outreach program to deepen the UNH community’s understanding of social justice in the context of food systems and food justice. 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.
This peer-to-peer program helps all members of the UNH community understand and address structural racism, environmental and social justice.
Contribute to a shared vision of thriving communities and help make UNH a better, more sustainable place!
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
- 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.
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
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 30 hours per semester to this program, including outreach