Nov 7

Uprooting Racism in the Food System

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Location: Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium

Contact: Voices: A Library Lecture Series | (518) 629-7336

2018-11-07 11:0:00 2018-11-07 11:50:00 America/New_York Uprooting Racism in the Food System Bulmer Telecommunications Center, Auditorium Voices: A Library Lecture Series


Some of our country's most cherished sustainable farming practices - from organic agriculture to the farm cooperative and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) - have roots in African wisdom. Yet, African-American farmland ownership has declined to less than 1 percent and Black communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food. Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm Institute, will delve into the history of land loss and food injustice, and the work being done to reclaim ancestral rights. Soul Fire Farm Institute is using food and land as tools to heal from racialized trauma and to build just communities. Concrete strategies to undo racism in the food system will round out the presentation.