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Power & Sovereignty!

Black Urban Growers (BUGs) is pleased to announce the
2013 Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference

Join growers, activists, students and leaders from across the nation to explore issues of race, class, and health, and food. 

Keynote Speakers:

Monica White, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Environmental Justice in the 
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison & President of Board of Directors of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network

Ben Burkett; President, National Family Farm Coalition

November 8 - 10, 2013

Boys & Girls High School

1700 Fulton Street

Brooklyn, NY 11213

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Call for Workshop Proposals

Extended Deadline September 30th

Have an idea for a workshop that would engage people around the theme of Power + Sovereignty?  Read our submission guidelines and download our submission form on our Call for Workshop Proposals page.

Can't wait until November? 

Visit our Get Involved page.

Celebrating Black Farmers in America Past & Present: A Black Urban Growers Benefit

On May 30, Black Urban Growers and supporters gathered at the Horticultural Society for an evening of delicious food, music, and conversation to raise funds for New York City's third Black Farmers and Urban Gardeners Conference. Guest speakers included John Francis Ficara, who presented his award-winning photographic documentary project "Black Farmers in America," Regina Bernard - Assistant Professor of Black and Hispanic Studies at Baruch College, Kolu Zigbi - Program Officer for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Jessie Noyes Foundation, and Karen Washington - Co-founder of Black Urban Growers and  La Familia Verde Garden CoalitionVisit us on Facebook to view photos of the event!

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