Black Land Matters: a Rural Humanities Webinar

By: Society for the Humanities,  Cornell University
March 4, 2021

Black Land Matters: A Rural Humanities Webinar on Black Farming and Food Security
Thursday, March 4, 5:00pm

This webinar is a conversation between Natalie Baszile, filmmaker and author of the novel Queen Sugar, and Karen Washington, farmer and co-owner at Rise & Root Farm in Chester, NY and activist and co-founder of Black Urban Growers (BUGS). Moderated by Anu Rangarajan, director of the Cornell Small Farms Program, the speakers address the issues surrounding the loss of Black property as well as the connection between food and land justice and African Americans’ contemporary struggle for justice in general.

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Watch the webinar on vimeo

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