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.
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.
“Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farm Workers in the United States” by Seth M. Holmes
“The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience, and Farming” by Natasha Bowens
“Farming While Black” by Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm.
Olivewood's Reading List for Health Equity & Anti-Racism
- The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
- The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
- White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
- Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde
- Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology by Deirdre Cooper Owens
- A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington
- Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis
- A People’s History of the US by Howard Zinn
- How to be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Films & Podcasts
- Scene on Radio
- Floodlines via the Atlantic
- Intersectionality Matters! via The African American Policy Forum
- Code Switch
- Throughline via NPR
- 13th by Ava DuVernay
- The Central Park Five by Ken Burns
- The Hate U Give by George Tillman Jr.