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

Leah Penniman, a well-known farmer, educator, author and food sovereignty activist will present a lecture on food justice, "Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice"

Join us to learn how you 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.

Sponsored by the Miller Worley Center for the Environment.

Leah Penniman

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Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer/peyizan, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. Leah brings over 20 years of domestic and international experience, including work with the Food Project, Farm School, Many Hands Organic Farm, Youth Grow, and farms in Ghana, Haiti, and Mexico. In 2011, she co-founded Soul Fire Farm, with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. As co-Executive Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs that work towards food equality, such as the Black-Latinx Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale Farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice Leadership trainings. 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.