Five individual White landowners in America own more rural land than all of Black America combined. Systematic discrimination that has plagued Black America for centuries is reflected in the restrictions, threats, and erosions of Black land ownership. So, if we are to build a just, equitable, and sustainable food system, the issue of Black land must be central.
This session will highlight the history, challenges, and success strategies around Black land access and retention, explore the cultural implications of land ownership, and explore ways Black folks are healing and reclaiming our relationship with land and land stewardship.
- Jerry Pennick (Federation of Southern Cooperatives)
- Dr Robert Zabawa (Tuskegee University)
- Charice Starr
- Rev Majadi Baruti (Dynamite Hill Smithfield Community Land Trust)
Moderator: Dr Kara Woods (Tuskegee University)