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Shorlette Ammons

Shorlette Ammons

Committee on Racial Equity, Center for Environmental Farming Systems

Shorlette serves as Equity in Food Systems Coordinator, Extension Associate with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at NC State University. She previously worked as a Community Food Systems Outreach Coordinator with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at NC A&T State University. Shorlette leads the CEFS CORE (Committee on Racial Equity) team where she coordinates and facilitates racial equity trainings and ongoing learning sessions, guest lectures and develops curriculum and strategic tools to address food insecurity and other food systems disparities through the lens of structural racism. She was selected as the Center for Social Inclusion‘s 2013 Food and Racial Equity Fellow (now the Maya Wiley Fellowship), releasing a policy brief, Shining a Light in Dark Places, which is a series of interviews of southern Women of Color working in the food system resulting in policy recommendations and long-term solutions for creating a more equitable food system. She is a current Castanea Fellow, a mother of a college student and motorcycle chick.  

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