Our Commitment to Equity
We acknowledge ...
that there are many injustices in the current food system. Generations of economic discrimination have resulted in people of color only owning 2% of the land in the US. Many diet related illnesses impact communities of color at disproportionate rates as food apartheid neighborhoods lack access to healthy, affordable, and culturally relevant food. Farm and food workers, one of the country’s most economically disadvantaged groups, routinely experience unsafe living and working conditions, and are excluded from labor protections. According to the National Agricultural Workers Survey, over 80% of farm workers are Spanish speaking migrants and nearly half do not have work authorization, making them more vulnerable to exploitation.
We also acknowledge that the land on which we reside is the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapaho Peoples, as well as the 48 contemporary tribal nations that are historically tied to the lands that make up the state of Colorado. We honor Elders past, present, and future, and those who have stewarded this land throughout generations. We recognize that government, academic and cultural institutions were founded upon and continue to enact exclusions and erasures of Indigenous Peoples. May this acknowledgment demonstrate a commitment to working to dismantle ongoing legacies of oppression and inequities and recognize the current and future contributions of Indigenous communities in Colorado.
GoFarm recognizes the farmers, food growers, field workers, ranchers, and other Coloradans who labor in the sun, wind, and frost to provide nourishment for our communities. May our work demonstrate our gratitude and commitment to equitable, sustainable, and humane practices for all who share this land with us.
In order to make progress in correcting the many injustices in our society today, it is critical to acknowledge that they are rooted in race and class disparities. GoFarm is committing time and resources towards becoming a more equitable organization and furthering efforts to build a just and equitable food system.
We invite you to join us in this conversation and take action with us. We welcome your ideas, feedback and suggestions on how GoFarm can reduce inequity in our food system, approach our work with an equity lense, and become a more equitable organization overall. Use the form below to reach out to us! You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to offer feedback or schedule a time to talk over the phone.