For years, organizations have used our Allyship Workshops as a resource to enhance competency in the areas of race, class, power and privilege. Our Allyship Workshops encourage the development of equal relationships (everyone is a peer) and equal participation (everyone has agency) for working cross-racially and cross-culturally in food systems change. Allyship sensibilities underlie all of our work – as we work with individuals from vastly different cultural backgrounds and socio-economic statuses, Allyship ensures that those differences become assets – instead of obstacles – to transforming West Oakland. By cultivating the soil of Allyship and engaging local culture, we are helping our community thrive.
Allyship as Internship
People’s Grocery offers a quarterly, unpaid Food Justice “Allyship”. The allyship combines rigorous, hands on work in your project of choice (Growing Justice Institute, California Hotel, or a Strategic Partnership or Special Project) and educational, experiential work in food justice through our allyship workshops, film series, and required reading list. The allyship is based on a minimum commitment of 3 months for 20 hours per week (a total of 240 hours). Upon completion of the given hours and requirements, the ally will receive a food justice certificate of completion from the People’s Grocery. View our available allyship positions here.
Allies receive the following:
- Participation in a bi-weekly anti-oppression reading group
- Urban Agriculture Training Manual (if you choose the California Hotel Allyship)
- One Day Allyship Workshop
- Hands – On Training in Food Justice