pineapple NY presents: farming while black

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pineapple NY presents: farming while black

hosted by pineapple

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:30pm-8:30pm

WeWork SoHo West
175 Varick St
New York, NY 10014 United States

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“To farm while Black is an act of defiance against white supremacy and a means to honor the agricultural ingenuity of our ancestors.” -Leah Penniman

Close your eyes and picture a farmer. Who did you see? In the 1920s, about 14% of all farms in the country were Black-owned. Now, around 1% are, but the overwhelming majority of farm laborers, an often exploited group, are people of color. And they’re the people being systematically excluded from [owning land] and eating fresh food.

In collaboration with Squarespace, our conversation partner and all-in-one website-building platform, join pineapple NY for the incredible opportunity to hear from this burgeoning leader in the food movement.