In 2019, Cultivate sponsored Soul Fire Farm to host an Uprooting Racism workshop for over 100 food justice advocates in Charlottesville. One tool they shared is an organizational assessment with six tenants that help you analyze your place as an antiracist organization. Out of this work, Cultivate developed an Uprooting Racism Action Plan that outlines our aspirations and action steps in each of the tenets. As we look at the tenet of Decision-Making, Power and Authority we are exploring how our organizational structure builds equity and asking:
What does it mean to share power?
What does a just organizational system look like?
How do we practice uprooting racism and building racial equity in the way we work together?
What does transformational leadership look like?
As we explore and deepen our antiracist analysis we are drawn to transforming the traditional organizational structure that concentrates leadership at the top into a transformational leadership model.
This vision includes: