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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.
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
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.
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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 Coalition. Visit us on Facebook to view photos of the event!
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