Conference on urban agriculture in the South Bronx, Sat. Feb. 16
Not Just Talk: Food in the South Bronx The BLK ProjeK Saturday, February 16, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Point, 940 Garrison Ave., Bronx, NY 10474
Purchase tickets online. Sliding scale: pay what you can; $25, $40, or $50.
From conflict can come progress. On February 16th we create a platform of inclusion, celebration, discussion and action. Join us for a multidisciplinary approach to discuss food and it's affect on the South Bronx (and abroad). The South Bronx is a community through which millions of pounds of food arrive everyday but curiously enough we have little access to. On that day we will come together in the spirit of progress, action and resiliency. We will explore the themes that create our current reality and then celebrate those who engage, dream big and move forward! It is a day of talks, visioning, art, music and of course great food and drink. Don't worry if you can't make it, we will be live-streaming the event.
Confirmed so far:
Karen Washington - Urban Farmer, President of New York City Coalition of Community Gardners and Co-founder of Black Urban farmers and Gardners (BUGs)
Nicole Taylor - Southern Food Historian, Host of Hot Grease and Social Media Maven
LaDonna Redmond - Activist, Food Policy Advocate, Public Speaker and Senior Program Associate for IATP
Crystal Clarity - Dopest muralist! Resident artivist for the day
The BLK ProjeK addresses food justice, environmental justice and public and mental health by empowering underserved women of color through political education, beautification of community spaces, urban farming and holistic health programming. By creating equal access to these enriching experiences for under-served women of color, we strengthen and empower our entire society.