WEBINAR: Black Farmer Justice: Past, Present, and Future


Black farmers have a rich history and promising future in the United States, even though the Black history of agriculture is often reduced to slavery and cotton plantations. In Farming While Black (2018), Leah Penniman argues that justice for Black people, farmers and otherwise, requires learning about Black histories of agriculture, creating new experiences in the natural world, and getting in touch with our food systems. With a panel of Black scholars, farmers, and activists, in this webinar we explore what justice for Black farmers is today, what it has been in the past, and what it can be in the future.


Maya Allen, PhD Candidate in Botony | The University of New Mexico

Teona Williams, PhD Candidate in History | Yale University

Ashley Gripper, PhD Candidate in Environmental Epidemiology | Harvard University

Laquanda Dobson, Chef and Farming Activist

Jayson Porter, PhD candidate in History | Northwestern University & Social Justice Intern | The Organic Center (Discussion Leader)


Open for All. This Webinar will be recorded and shared on demand. Register to receive access to the resources and recording after the webinar.