We are committed to justice and equity, to listening and learning, to action and advocacy, and we know that food justice and health equity are only possible when we achieve racial equity. Therefore, we have comprised a list of educational tools including books we’re reading, podcasts, films and documentaries, and great resources to start the conversation of equity with the kids.

Book Club

As part of our commitment to food justice and health equity, we have formed the Olivewood Book Club that will focus on the voices and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities; food justice and racial equity; and moving education to action.

Book #2:

“The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming” by Natasha Bowens

Discussion & Reading Guide

Book #1:

“Farming While Black” by Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm

Discussion & Reading Guide

Films & Podcasts

Podcasts

  • Scene on Radio
  • Floodlines via the Atlantic
  • Intersectionality Matters! via The African American Policy Forum
  • Code Switch
  • 1619
  • Throughline via NPR

Films

  • 13th by Ava DuVernay
  • The Central Park Five by Ken Burns
  • The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr.