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Gail Myers on "Black Farmers in the ‘Age of Colorblindness'"

590 Main St
Burlington, VT

Black Farmers in the ‘Age of Colorblindness:’ The Persistence of Racism in Food Systems

Thursday, March 3
4:15–5:30 PM
Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, UVM

Gail Myers is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in the anthropology of African American farming. Through her research, teaching, and writing, she documents stories of African American farmers, sharecroppers, and gardeners.

As founder of Farms to Grow, Inc. and the Freedom Farmers Market in West Oakland, CA, she has worked with black farmers, business owners, community vendors, and local, state, and federal organizations to bring produce from black farmers to low income communities. Her documentary Rhythms of the Land documents the traditional knowledge, practices, and adaptations of African American farmers.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Food Systems Initiative and Food Systems Graduate Program.