Service to Justice Training for Leaders in FBE

Updated: Nov 16

Hosted by: Farm-Based Education Network, VT Farm to School Network, VT Farm to Plate Network, and the Northeast Farm to School Collaborative

Designed and Facilitated by: Service to Justice, Brittney Washington, Kyla Dixon & Nkechi Feaster

Dates: Virtual sessions January 11 - 15, 2020 | 2-5 pm EST (with no meeting on 1/13)

To Sign Up: Complete this google form (completing the form is not a guarantee of participation!)

About Service to Justice

We are a collective of social service providers, advocates, community members, artists, organizers, and justice-oriented institutions who recognize that the social service industry often perpetuates the current arrangement of power that maintains systemic poverty and structural racism. We offer workshops, consulting, coaching, and community engagement to advance organizational change.


To invite members of the Farm-Based Education Network, VT Farm to School Network, VT Farm to Plate Network and Northeast Farm to School Collaborative into an anti-racism training, a process designed to help further infuse equity, justice, and belonging into your work and the movement. It features a Rooting Out Racism Training designed specifically for people working on and with the land and people connected to farming. After the training, Service to Justice will provide group coaching for a limited number interested in working together. View the facilitators’ video invitation!


  • Attendees will have shared language and analysis of race, racism, and systems of oppression in the field. This includes exploring terms and concepts such as white supremacy/dominant culture, anti-blackness, privilege, power, liberated gatekeepers, common resistances/defenses to examining racism, etc.

  • Attendees will have shared experiences that promote honest communication, mutual understanding, compassion, and relationship building—all a part of a longer process of healing and growth as change makers.

  • Attendees will develop community organizing practices to effectively implement change.

  • Attendees will have tools for advancing racial justice in their sector and becoming long-term agents of change.

Building Rapport: Prework and Beyond

Service to Justice recognizes the work of racial justice as a path toward wholeness. They design each interaction specific to the networks they partner with and seek to understand their unique needs.

Training Framework

We ground our anti-racism training in four basic principles for building anti-racist organizations: Reparations, Healing, Imagination, & Movement. These are the touchstones that guide the design of the training. The goal is for people to leave the training not only having conceptually understood, but emotionally, kinesthetically, and tactically engaged with our framework for racial justice. This includes:

  • Principles for curating anti-racist sectors, coalitions, and programs.

  • Different levels of experience within which racism operates (intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, community and systemic/societal) and how these levels interact.

  • Distinct components of organizations and coalitions where racism shows up, how it manifests, and visions for something radically different.

  • In addition to a common framework for racial justice, network members will get anchored in relationships for the long-term work of transformation.

“It’s the most concrete and helpful anti-racism training I’ve ever been a part of.”

- Past Rooting Out Racism participant

Group Coaching for Change-Makers

Group coaching is a tool to support leaders to align values with practices and structures that support racial justice and develop collective accountability and solidarity. Following the Rooting Out Racism training, a limited number of people can join a group-coaching cohort. Each cohort is designed to have change-makers infuse anti-racist principles into their work culture and the emergent plan for change within the network. Group coaching is available for up to 10 people per cohort. Group coaching cohorts include 60-90 minute facilitated coaching sessions once a month for six months. Each month, each participant will also be offered a 30 minute personalized check-in.


Virtual meetings January 11 - 15, 2020 | 2-5 pm EST (with no meeting on 1/13)

Fill out an interest form to sign up by: 11/23/2020.

Notification of your participation: 12/1/2020

Registration and payment due to reserve your spot: 12/18/2020


Workshop will be offered on a sliding scale from $25 - $400 per person


Contact Vera Simon-Nobes, Betsy Rosenbluth, or Jake Claro with questions:,,


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