- Author: Katie (Cathryn) R Johnson
Published on: June 26, 2020
The Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences program in the Central Sierra values community health and health equity, and recognizes that these goals will never be achieved as long as racism and structural inequality persist in our communities and in our country. Black lives matter, and the history of oppression against Black lives, Indigenous lives, and the lives of People of Color has shaped our food system and our food culture in America. The negative health effects of racism are well documented, and must be eliminated. Moving forward, I commit to listen to Black voices, to seek out opportunities to learn, and to find new ways to work towards health equity in our program and the Central Sierra.
To learn more about the Black food sovereignty movement, an informative and thought-provoking article in honor of the recent Juneteenth Holiday is available to read here: An Intergenerational Juneteenth Gathering Shows How the Black Food Sovereignty Discussion has Shifted.
-Katie Johnson, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences advisor
Public Value: UCANR: Developing an inclusive and equitable society