Stone Barns Center works every day to bring about a food system that protects the environment, fights climate change, values farmers and farmworkers, treats animals humanely, and provides everyone with access to the nutritious food we all deserve.
But we have not done enough. We have not deployed our power and privilege in service of the racial justice and equity that are absolutely essential to the food system and the just society we seek.
We are indebted to the many activists and leaders of color who have been leading the way for generations. We are grateful to those who have pushed us to do better, to step into this work wholeheartedly. We hear you, and we appreciate the patience you have shown when we have come up short in the past.
We are committing to listening and learning so that our organization can act with urgency in service of equity within the food system.