NAFSN and Food First Roundtable On Land Justice and Black Agrarianism




Elissa Johnson, Syracuse University



Gail Myers, Farms to Grow, INC

Monica White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Justine Williams, Food First

Owusu Bandele, Southern University Agricultural Center and co-founder of the Southeastern African American Farmers Organic Network



This roundtable, chaired by NAFSN and Food First (The Institute for Food and Development Policy), will present recent work on contemporary and historic land-based struggles in the United States – with an emphasis on the roots, resistance, and regeneration of Black Agrarianism – and consider how emergent struggles in the Pacific can build from and with these movements.2 Questioned addressed will include (1) How can deeper knowledge of land justice enrich work on food systems and economic justice? (2) What examples of collectivism and cooperatives in the Black Agrarianism movement can other movements build on? (3) How can Pacific communities, the Black Agrarianism movement, the urban food justice movement, farmworkers’ movement, and others build together for land justice? (4) What role can food systems professionals play in this work? 


The roundtable is based on research and analysis included in the forthcoming volume Land Justice: Re-imagining Land, Food, and the Commons in the US, published by Food First Books, and builds on a NAFSN webinar titled “Land Justice, Black Agrarianism, and the Freedom Movement: Emerging Voices.”  The webinar also featured the work of Monica White’s soon to be released book "Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement, 1880-2010."


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Event Date 6/15/2017 3:15 pm ET
Event End Date 6/15/2017 4:30 pm ET
Individual Price Free
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