Farm Sanctuary’s Social Justice & Our Food System Community Learning Program provides those interested in social justice and veganism with an opportunity for community-building, learning, reflection, and dialogue with the support of Farm Sanctuary program staff.
This free virtual 13-week program runs from the week of September 6 through the week of December 2, with a one-week and a two-week break incorporated into the program.
Using a social justice framework, we’ll explore veganism, patterns of oppression and injustice in the United States food system, and the treatment of farm animals.
Program participants gain insight into daily life at the sanctuary; learn the stories of resident survivors; examine the systems that perpetuate harm against farm animals, humans, and the planet; and explore pathways and possibilities to pursue a more just and compassionate food system and world.
The program features speaker videos and learning content from individuals such as:
- Pattrice Jones, writer, educator, and co-founder of VINE Sanctuary
- Lauren Ornelas, founder and president of Food Empowerment Project
- Christopher Sebastian McJetters, author, researcher, and lecturer
- Syl and Aph Ko, co-authors of Aphro-ism: Essays on Pop Culture, Feminism, and Black Veganism from Two Sisters
- JoVonna Johnson-Cooke and Eugene Cooke, growers and founders of Grow Where You Are, Awali Inc., and Maitu Foods
- Claudia Serrato, Indigenous Culinary Anthropologist
- Leah Penniman, Co-Director and Farm Manager, Soul Fire Farm
- And more!
This is a free program; however, there’s a required reading list and it is the participants’ responsibility to obtain access to those materials. For those needing to or choosing to purchase those texts, we’ve intentionally limited the list to books available for a cumulative total of less than $100. (Assistance is available to cover the associated costs, as needed.)
Participants who actively participate in and complete the program will be invited to become a part of a growing program alumni community with regular opportunities for continued learning, fellowship, and organizing.
We will have two cohorts of the program, with each limited to 20 participants. One of the cohorts will be dedicated to educators, including K-12 teachers and college/university professors.
The application period for the Fall 2022 cohorts is now closed.
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