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BLACK FARMERS, BLACK LAND & BLACK FOOD

Updated: May 21

A VIRTUAL ADVOCACY PANEL | THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH | 6:30 - 7:30 PM EST

THE BLACK FARMERS | BLACK LAND | BLACK FOOD


The Black Farmers, Black Land, & Black Food advocacy panel will feature advocates and leaders from the black farmer and black land movement.


//////////////// PANEL DISCUSSION

  • Litigation, legislation, and bottom-up efforts to expand black farming and black land ownership in the U.S.

  • Ways for participants to get involved to support these issues.


//////////////// MODERATORS


Deborah A. Jackson


CEO, DAJ Associates, LLC


Jerome Hughes


Director, Community Development Law Clinic, UDC School of Law.


//////////////// PANELISTS


Dãnia Davy

Dir of Land Retention and Advocacy at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.


Tracy McCurty

Executive Director of Black Belt Justice Center and Co-Alchemist of the Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund.


Wayne Swanson


Agrapreneur, Swanson Family Farms.


Lloyd Wright

Virginia Legacy Farmer/ Former Director of USDA Civil Rights Office


//////////////// SPONSORS


Acres of Ancestry Initiative


The Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund is a multidisciplinary, cooperative nonprofit ecosystem rooted in Black ecocultural traditions and textile arts to regenerate custodial landownership, ecological stewardship, and food and fiber economies in the South.


Black Belt Justice Center


The Black Belt Justice Center (BBJC) is a legal and advocacy nonprofit organization that serves African American farmers, landowners, and communities in the Black Belt region in efforts to retain and increase land ownership and stewardship; to create sustainable, regenerative land-based cooperatives and entrepreneurial businesses; and to ensure intergenerational and community wealth. BBJC, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the lead organization for the Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund.


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