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A Talk with Author Leah Penniman of "Farming While Black"

Join us for a gathering with Author Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm's Founding Co-Director & Program Manager. Leah Penniman will be discussing her book, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation of the Land.

Leah Penniman will share the stage with 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 & Grow Where You Are, Ras Kofi of On Da Farm and Jamila Norman of Patchwork City Farms. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Ashanté Reese of the Spelman College Food Studies Program.

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, plant based chef and holistic nutritionist will provide a tasting during the book signing.

This event is brought to you by MaituFoods, Grow Where You Are, Slow Food Spelman College, Spelman College Food Studies Program and Slow Food Atlanta.

This event is free and open to the public.

Public parking is available in the Spelman College West Parking Deck. The associated fee is $3.00. The acceptable forms of payment are: cash and all major credit and debit cards with the VISA and MC logos.

Plan to arrive by 1:30pm to park and walk to the auditorium for check-in.

More About the book Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation of the Land.

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. Soul Fire Farm, cofounded by author, activist, and farmer Leah Penniman, is committed to ending racism and injustice in our food system. Through innovative programs such as the Black-Latinx Farmers Immersion, a sliding-scale farmshare CSA, and Youth Food Justice leadership training, Penniman is part of a global network of farmers working to increase farmland stewardship by people of color, restore Afro-indigenous farming practices, and end food apartheid.