Posted: May 29, 2020

Racial injustice is one of the many ills of this country that extends far beyond policing and PA-WAgN is committed to identifying and addressing this historical and current oppression through our work and in particular through the work of PA-WAgN's Women's Rural Urban Network (WRUN). There is always more we can do to show up for racial justice and we hope you will consider ways that you can be a racial transformer in your own life.

Racial Transformer - Image Source: https://youthrex.com/infographic/how-to-be-a-racial-transformer/

Racial Transformer - Image Source: https://youthrex.com/infographic/how-to-be-a-racial-transformer/

The events of this past week are heavy and we at PA-WAgN want to hold this moment to remember and honor black lives lost to police brutality. Most recently George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and this list goes on. Racial injustice is one of the many ills of this country that extends far beyond policing and PA-WAgN is committed to identifying and addressing this historical and current oppression through our work and in particular through the work of PA-WAgN’s Women’s Rural Urban Network (WRUN).

Just a few ways WRUN is striving to make a difference is through ongoing training and work to identify oppressive structures within our own organization. Supporting people of color led farms, gardens, and organizations and following their lead; hosting webinars and in-person programs that contextualize racial oppression as it intersects with gender and working class struggles; and hosting anti-racism and anti-oppression training. There is always more we can do, and it is incumbent upon us to do more, and keep pushing for not just an equitable and just food system, but an equitable and just society.

If it moves you, we hope you will consider ways that you can be a racial transformer in your own life, and to seek out actionable ways to support black and brown communities in the mutual struggle for racial justice. Feel free to consult this graphic and other resources from colorline.com to think about ways to show up for racial justice in your own communities.

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