This panel will center on food justice and food sovereignty for Black communities. We'll start with learning about Black Earth Farms, an agro-ecologically guided organization composed of Black, Brown, melanated, folks of color. This group organization is humbled to be building deeper relationship to land, themselves, and each other through earthwork, movement healing, music, and youth education. They are currently focusing on activating the Kwanzaa principles of Kujichagalia (self determination) and Ujima (cooperative work and responsibility) through a CSA program as well as Sankofa Gardens. The CSA has focused on growing, harvesting, and delivering nutrient-dense and chemical -free food to low-income communities that are experiencing food apartheid, while Sankofa Gardens facilitates "neighbor labor" garden building projects in Oakland. Their goal has been to prioritize people who have been put out of work by COVID-19, those with low or no income, Black folks who are experiencing racialized police terrorism, LGBTQIA+ folks, people who are food-insecure and/or housing-insecure, and organizers and organizations that are working toward the liberation of oppressed peoples. This space will offer a chance for folks attending the workshop to also share why they are present in order to stimulate deeper conversation about food sovereignty.
Equity, Justice, Food Sovereignty
E | 10:00am PT
Black Earth Farms Collective