Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

Naima Penniman
28 Oct 2020
5:00 PM
  • Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Program
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices - from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and the CSA - have roots in African and Indigenous wisdom. And the vast majority of the food we consume in this country is grown by People of Color. Yet Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (B.I.P.O.C.) communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food, healthy natural ecosystems and land.
Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Through programs such as the Black-Indigenous Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice leadership training, Soul Fire Farm is part of a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, restore Afro-indigenous farming practices, and end food apartheid. Naima Penniman, Program Director at Soul Fire Farm, will guide us through the history and structural realities of racial injustice in the food system, and uplift the movement strategies of frontlines communities struggling for food sovereignty. Join us to learn how you too can be part of the movement for food sovereignty and help build a food system based on justice, dignity, and abundance for all members of our community.

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