*This program is hosted by our partner, Community Food Funders (CFF), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
In New York State, agriculture is one of the most racially inequitable of all the state's economic sectors. A long tradition of black liberation scholarship and activism centers land and food enterprise as cornerstones of black community-building. This goal has been thwarted by institutionalized racism and discrimination in lending, insufficient representation at policy tables, inappropriate tools and criteria, and a general dearth of resources needed to facilitate black farmers' and food business owners' access to land and capital.
Despite those barriers, there is burgeoning black interest in farming and healthier food resulting from decades of organizing, institution-building, and by ongoing health disparities in black communities - made more egregious by the devastating impact of COVID19 on Black and Brown communities.
Join Community Food Funders in a presentation and dialogue with the Northeast Farmers of Color (NEFOC) Land Trust and the Black Farmer Fund.
- Solutions to make land and capital accessible for Black and BIPOC farmers
- How to situate the work within an ecosystem of local, regional, and national organizations that are working to realize a racially just transition in the food system
- Melanie Allen, Program Director, Black Farmer Fund
- Christine Hutchinson, Board Member, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust
- Stephanie Morningstar, Coordinator, Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust
- Olivia Watkins, President & Executive Director, Black Farmer Fund
- Adam Liebowitz (Moderator), Director, Community Food Funders
All interested funders.
2:00 - 3:30 PM Program
Registration is required by July 2.
Members and Non-Member Funders: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
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