Our Food Justice Book GIVEAWAY!
This week’s giveaway winner will receive 3 books helping to share the powerful stories of resilience and racial justice in the food movement.
Farming While Black by author Leah Penniman from Soul Fire Farm in Albany, NY. “Some of our most cherished sustainable farming practices have roots in African wisdom. Yet, discrimination and violence against African-American farmers has led to their decline from 14 percent of all growers in 1920 to less than 2 percent today, with a corresponding loss of over 14 million acres of land. Further, Black communities suffer disproportionately from illnesses related to lack of access to fresh food and healthy natural ecosystems.” - Farming While Black
Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement by author and Black farmer historian Monica M. White. Freedom Farmers expands the historical narrative of the black freedom struggle to embrace the work, roles, and contributions of southern black farmers and the organizations they formed. Whereas existing scholarship generally views agriculture as a site of oppression and exploitation of black people, this book reveals agriculture as a site of resistance and provides a historical foundation that adds meaning and context to current conversations around the resurgence of food justice/sovereignty movements in urban spaces like Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, New York City, and New Orleans.
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Contest starts Wednesday, June 17th at 12am EST and ends Wednesday, July 1st at 12am EST. Good luck!