This #BlackFarmer was removed from his land by federal marshalls in full military gear with guns drawn. Yet the armed, white ranchers taking over land not their own in Oregon were only met with "negotiations". Please Share this widely.
Looking forward to connecting with local farmers at the Future Harvest CASA Conference Jan. 14-16th. COF is invited to share stories for the lunch hour keynote on Saturday, Jan 16th. See you there! #FHCASA
Excited to share stories and build connections right here in my community this weekend at #FoxHavenFarm http://foxhavenfarm.org/events/the-color-of-food-panel-discussion/
If you are in Philly join me tonight for a book reading at Wooden Shoe Books and Records!
Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Orchard Project: http://www.phillyorchards.org/ Through photography and storytelling, Natasha Bowens, author of The Color of Food: Stories of Race, Resilience and Farming, will dig deeper into the stories of farmers and food activists of color revolutionizing the food system and preserving cultural foodways around the country. Their stories highlight important issues of food justice and food sovereignty such as land ownership, health, community building and race and gender obstacles. This reading aims to amplify the role of communities of color in agriculture while challenging the status quo of agrarian identity and teaching us that the good food movement is about more than buying local and protecting our soil. Natasha's work has gotten national media attention from CNN, The Atlantic, Colorlines, and YES! Magazine thecolorofood.com This event is free and the space is handicap accessible (although the bathroom is not). Copies of the book will be available for sale.
So impressed that the Minnesota Food Access Summit purchased The Color of Food and gave to all attendees for FREE today. That's the way to support and spread stories of farmers of color! Over 500 participants gathered to discuss issues around an equitable food system for all. Way to go #MNFoodAccess Thank you for having me. New Society Publishers