It Takes a Region Conference - 2015

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Conference Bookshelf - Recommended Readings

The Courage to Hope: How I Stood Up to the Politics of Fear, by Shirley Sherrod, Atria Books, 2013.

“Tangled Roots and Bitter Fruit: What Ferguson and New York Can Teach the Food Movement,” by Eric Holt-Giménez, article published by Food First in “News and Views,” 12.10.2014

Waking Up White, by Debbie Irving, Elephant Room Press, 2014.

The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming, by Natasha Bowens (2015 paperback).

“It Takes a Region: Exploring a Regional Food Systems Approach,” by Kathryn Ruhf and Kate Clancy, 9.2010.

“Racialized Rhetorics of Food Politics: Black Farmers, the Case of Shirley Sherrod, and Struggle for Land Equity and Access,” by Eileen Schell, POROI, Vol. 11, Issue 1, 2015, p. 1–22.

“Warrior, Builder, and Weaver Work: Strategies for Changing the Food System,” by G.W. Stevenson, Kathryn Ruhf, et al. in Remaking the North American Food System: Strategies for Sustainability, edited by Clare Hinrichs and Thomas Lyson, University of Nebraska Press, pp. 33–62.

“New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System,” a report published by American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation, and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, 2014.

“A New England Food Vision, Food Solutions New England,” a collaborative report:

“Spinning Food: How Food Industry Front Groups and Covert Communications Are Shaping the Story of Food,” by Kari Hamerschlag and Anna Lappé

“Social Movements and Philanthropy: How Foundations Can Support Movement Building,” by Barbara Masters and Torie Osborn, in Journal of Philanthropy. Movement Building .pdf

“Connecting at the Crossroads: Alliance Building and Social Change in Tough Times,” by Manuel Pastor, Jennifer Ito, and Rhonda Ortiz, commissioned by Public Interest Projects (now NEO Philanthropy): New York, NY.