Albany Social Justice Center
33 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Capital District SURJ invites you to a powerful workshop on 'Racism & the Food System' with Amani Olugbala (Assistant Program Director at Soul Fire Farm): March 21st, 6:00pm at the Albany Social Justice Center.
Soul Fire Farm is committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. Black farmers currently operate less than 1% of the nation’s farms, having lost over 12 million acres to USDA discrimination, racist violence, and legal trickery. 85% of the people working the land in the US are Latinx migrant workers, yet only 2.5% of farms are owned and operated by Latinxs and Hispanics. People of color are disproportionately likely to live under food apartheid and suffer from diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other diet related illness - (www.soulfirefarm.org).
Please come out, learn about these important issues, and discuss how we can support Soul Fire Farm's work - particularly their new Reparations for Black-Indigenous Farmers project - (www.soulfirefarm.org/support/reparations/).
Amani Olugbala (we/she/they), Assistant Program Director, is a storyteller who weaves music, film, speech and poem into art that highlights social injustice, honors the ancestors and demands for change. This, in an effort to uplift the spirits of the marginalized and promote love and service as necessary acts of rebellion against isolation and disconnection. An artist, farmer, educator and community organizer Amani uses artistic expression, urban agriculture and social awareness to impact change and foster a sense of empathy and inter-being in local urban communities. Amani started out at Soul Fire Farm as a participant and later facilitator of the Black and Latino Farmers Immersion.
Please invite your friends and wider community to the workshop by forwarding this email, and by sharing the Facebook Event for the workshop and inviting Facebook friends through the event page!
Sliding scale donation (for Soul Fire Farm) requested at the door. Light refreshments will be served, please message us if you would benefit from child-care during the event and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.