Farming While Black - a book talk by author Leah Penniman

Author Leah Penniman discusses the history of Black farmers and their contributions to agriculture, traditional farming knowledge, and foodways.

Penniman is a Black Kreyol educator, farmer/peyizan, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2011 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. As co-Executive Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs – including farmer trainings for Black & Brown people, a subsidized farm food distribution program for people living under food apartheid, and domestic and international organizing toward equity in the food system. 

This event is sponsored by the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS), UCSC Farm & Garden, UCSC Food Systems Working Group, Farmers of the Global Majority, Pie Ranch, and Fare Resources.

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Hay Barn
1008 Ranch View Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064