Updated: May 27, 2022
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.
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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.
Deborah A. Jackson
CEO, DAJ Associates, LLC
Director, Community Development Law Clinic, UDC School of Law.
Dir of Land Retention and Advocacy at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives.
Executive Director of Black Belt Justice Center and Co-Alchemist of the Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund.
Agrapreneur, Swanson Family Farms.
Virginia Legacy Farmer/ Former Director of USDA Civil Rights Office
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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