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Friday, December 9 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ending Racism in Farming and Food

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Some of our country’s most cherished sustainable farming practices, from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and the CSA, have roots in African wisdom. Yet, African-American farmland ownership has declined to around 1% and communities of color suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food. What is the story of land loss and food injustice? What work is being done to reclaim ancestral rights to belong to the land and have agency in the food system? How are we using food and land as tools to end mass incarceration and institutional racism? Join us for a passionate and reflective conversation about the work of Soul Fire Farm and the Black-Brown farming community to advance food sovereignty. We will also explore concrete strategies to work together as allies in the movement to undo racism in the food system.

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avatar for Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman is an educator, farmer, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She is committed to dismantling the oppressive structures that might misguide our food system, reconnecting marginalized communities to land, and upholding our responsibility to steward the land that nourishes us... Read More →
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Jonah Vitale-Wolff

Jonah Vitale-Wolff apprenticed at Live Power Farm in CA after working on farms throughout New Zealand, Spain, and Central America through the WWOOF program, and was hooked.  He returned to his northeast roots to build skills as a farmer in this particular climate by working... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
East Haybarn