Urban Agriculture & Social Justice Activism

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm EDT
North Star Fund; 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1800; New York, NY 10018
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Urban agriculture is increasingly considered an important part of creating just and sustainable cities. Yet realizing social and environmental justice requires moving beyond food production to address deeper issues such as structural racism, gender inequity, and economic disparities.

A new book by Kristin Reynolds and Nevin Cohen, Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City, argues that urban agricultural projects focused explicitly on dismantling oppressive systems have the greatest potential to achieve substantive social change.

Join us for a wine and cheese reception with the authors and their interviewees to learn key take-aways from the research and its implications for philanthropy.

  • Strategies that urban farmers and gardeners in low income communities are using to advance racial and economic justice
  • Specific challenges that social-justice oriented urban agriculture projects face in securing support for their work
  • Opportunities to strengthen urban farm and garden programs focused explicitly on creating equitable food and environmental systems


Designed for: 

All interested funders, especially funders of urban agriculture, community development, youth leadership, food systems, racial and social justice, public health, neighborhood revitalization, and hunger.


5:30 - 7:30PM  Program
* Including a wine and cheese reception

Registration is required by October 3rd.

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please click the Register Now link above. 

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