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Activist Leah Penniman Discusses Her Book "Farming While Black"

Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D., Academic Center
  • 350 Spelman Lane
  • Atlanta, Georgia

Spelman Food Studies Leah Penniman

MaituFoods, Grow Where You Are, Slow Food Spelman College, the Spelman Food Studies Program and Slow Food Atlanta invite you to a join them for a gathering with author Leah Penniman, co-founder, co-director and program manager of Soul Fire Farm, in Grafton, New York. Penniman, a farmer, educator, author, and food sovereignty activist with over 20 years of experience, will discuss her book, "Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation of the Land." The book describes how to use food and farming to overcome the damage caused by a history of land oppression and racism and teaches a new generation how to reclaim the land.

Sharing the stage Leah Penniman are Naima Penniman of Climbing Poetree, followed by a panel discussion of local Black farmers, including Chris Edwards of Mayflor Farms: JoVonna Johnson-Cooke of MaituFoods; and Grow Where You Are; Ras Kofi of On Da Farm; and Jamila Norman of Patchwork City Farms.

The panel will be moderated by  Ashanté Reese, Ph.D., assistant professor of anthropology and Spelman Food Studies Program co-director

A book signing will follow the panel discussion. Books will be available to purchase at the event, or you can bring your own copy to be signed. Chef Zu of Kings Apron, a plant-based chef and holistic nutritionist, will provide a tasting during the book signing.

This event is  FREE and open to the public. However, tickets are required.
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