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Farming While Black: An Evening with Leah Penniman

Tue 21 January 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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UPROOTING RACISM, SEEDING SOVEREIGNTY JOIN CUESA FOR AN EVENING WITH FARMER LEAH PENNIMAN, AUTHOR OF [https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/farming-while-black/]_FARMING WHILE BLACK: SOUL FIRE FARM’S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LIBERATION ON THE LAND_ [https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/farming-while-black/]. WE’LL EXPLORE THE INTERSECTIONALITY OF FOOD AND ECONOMIC EQUITY, SYSTEMIC RACISM, AND CLIMATE THROUGH LEAH’S EXPERIENTIAL WORK, WHICH AIMS TO END RACISM AND INJUSTICE IN OUR FOOD SYSTEM. BY RESTORING REGENERATIVE AFRO-INDIGENOUS FARMING PRACTICES AND ADDRESSING DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE AGAINST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FARMERS, 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. LEAH PENNIMAN (LI/YA/SHE/HE) IS A BLACK KREYOL FARMER, AUTHOR, MOTHER, AND FOOD JUSTICE ACTIVIST WHO HAS BEEN TENDING THE SOIL AND ORGANIZING FOR AN ANTI-RACIST FOOD SYSTEM FOR OVER 20 YEARS. SHE CURRENTLY SERVES AS FOUNDING CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SOUL FIRE FARM [http://www.soulfirefarm.org/] IN GRAFTON, NEW YORK, A PEOPLE-OF-COLOR LED PROJECT THAT WORKS TOWARD FOOD AND LAND JUSTICE. LEAH WILL BE JOINED AND INTRODUCED BY CHANOWK YISRAEL, CHIEF SEED STARTER OF YISRAEL FAMILY URBAN FARM [https://www.yisraelfamilyfarm.net/]. LOCATION: PORT COMMISSION HEARING ROOM, FERRY BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO RECEPTION FEATURING REFRESHMENTS FROM CUESA’S FERRY PLAZA FARMERS MARKET (INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION) TO FOLLOW. CUESA ACKNOWLEDGES THE MANY HISTORICAL FACTORS THAT HAVE LED TO A WIDE RANGE OF INEQUITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS TALK IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ALL INVESTIGATE THE IMPACTS THESE HISTORIES CONTINUE TO HAVE ON ACCESS TO FRESH FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL LAND. WE INVITE YOU TO CONSIDER SAN FRANCISCO’S LIVING WAGE ($20.58/HOUR OR $42,806/YEAR), AS YOU PURCHASE YOUR TICKET FOR THE EVENT. NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS. PLEASE CONTACT AVE@CUESA.ORG AHEAD OF TIME TO RESERVE A SCHOLARSHIP TICKET. IF THE EVENT IS NOT SOLD OUT, SCHOLARSHIP TICKETS WILL ALSO BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. _CUESA'S 2020 TALK SERIES IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY THE GLASSYBABY WHITE LIGHT FUND._ __
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