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Feeding Family and Community: African American Women Farmers and the Long Fight for Environmental Justice in the Midwest, 1790-2021

  • April 19, 2021
  • 3:45 PM - 5:45 PM (EDT)

Hosted virtually by the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History and Harvard American Studies

3:45-5:45 PM (EST)

Zoom link:

Roundtable featuring scholars, farmers, public historians, and food justice activists on the unrecognized history of African American farming in the Midwest, the challenges of being an African American women farmer in the region, and the networks and organizations that have been built to nurture food security, agricultural capacities, and ecological consciousness in African American communities in the Midwest.

Moderator: Allison Puglisi (Harvard University)

Opening Remarks: sadada (embodied healing justice teacher, nipmc)

Roundtable: Christy Clark-Pujara (UW Madison), Anna-lisa Cox (Harvard University), Diane Miller (National Park Service), Barbara Norman (Farmer & Founder of S.M.AR.T.), Shakara Tyler (Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund, Detroit Black Community Food Security Network), Monica White (UW Madison)

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