This session will be held on Friday, February 19th, 2021 at noon.
Addressing social inequities has been recognized as foundational to transforming food systems. Activists and scholars have critiqued food movements as lacking an orientation towards addressing issues of social justice. To address issues of inequity, sustainable food systems education (SFSE) programs will have to increase students’ equity-related capabilities.
In this session, we will review findings from a recent study (Valley et al. 2020) in which the authors reviewed SFSE program documents to determine the extent to which SFSE programs in the USA and Canada address equity. We will then discuss the dimensions of the proposed equity competency model and explore examples of activities from our teaching practices that support the development of future professionals capable of dismantling inequity in the food system.
Reference: Valley, W., Anderson, M., Blackstone, N.T., Sterling, E., Betley, E., Akabas, S., Koch, P., Dring, C., Burke, J. and Spiller, K., 2020. Towards an equity competency model for sustainable food systems education programs. Elem Sci Anth, 8(1), p.33.
Join LFS Instructor Will Valley and the Learning Centre team this Friday to understand and discuss how to address the social inequity issues through education. To register for the session please visit https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5cscumsqDwrG9OI5NHXco_FeqnmI0pzdWM1