- Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022
- Time: 5:30-7pm
- Location: Your device! (Zoom info will be sent out after you register)
- Price: FREE! Open to all, with volunteers prioritized
Our volunteers asked for more opportunities to learn about the racist and oppressive aspects of our food system. This session focuses on the whiteness of the local foods movement and some BIPOC, Queer, and cooperative led farm futures!
The mainstream local foods movement is full of phrases like “getting your hands dirty in the soil,” “vote with your dollars,” and “if they only knew where their food came from.” These ideas are rooted in the nostalgia to return to a rural and idyllic life, something that’s far more easily romanticized by white people than Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color. Relationships to food, farming, and land vary widely depending on people’s specific personal histories and legacies of trauma.
Together we’ll talk about the incomplete stories we’ve heard about farming, the future of BIPOC, Queer, and cooperative farming, and ways we can take big and small actions to change these systems. We’d love to see you there!
Please join us as we explore the ways our local food movements are steeped in patterns of whiteness, and learn about the BIPOC, Queer, and cooperative futures of farming! Free and open to all.
This event will have a limit of 50 attendees, and current and past Solid Ground volunteers will be prioritized.
This event is full. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the recording!