We (All) Need to Talk About Race: Building Extension’s Capacity for Dialogue and Action

For Extension to remain relevant to the mission of meeting the most critical community needs, we must examine the racial inequities that hold us back as institutions and lead efforts to engage diverse communities in learning about race through dialogue. Responses from participants in 26 states who joined a train-the-trainer initiative suggested that despite previous efforts, there is great need for increased education and capacity building to address racism and prioritize racial equity both within our institutions and in the communities we serve. For Extension professionals to effectively engage in this work, it is critical for administrators to show visible support. Follow this link to learn more.

Sourced from: Journal of Extension
Authors:
Eric Walcott, Government and Public Policy Specialist, Michigan State University Extension
Brian Raison, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Extension
Rachel Welborn, Associate Director, Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State University
Rich Pirog, Director, Center for Regional Food Systems, Michigan State University
Mary Emery, Department Head, Sociology and Rural Studies, South Dakota State University
Mike Stout, Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University
Laura Hendrix, Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
Marcia Ostrom, Associate Professor, Washington State University

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