Building Bridges for Justice: Boykin, AL

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HOSTED BY: Alabama Rivers Alliance, Alabama Sustainable Agriculture Network, Black Belt Citizens Fighting for Health and Justice, and the River Region Food Policy Council:

WHERE: Boykin, Al 36723. The tour & workshop are 1-2 miles apart. Please see address below.

8:30-11:30 AM at Robinson Farm (553 Paradise Point Rd, Alberta, Al 36720)
11:30-3:00 PM at Boykin Nutrition Center, Gee’s Bend Ferry Terminal (14570 County Rd 29 Boykin, Al 36723)

· 8:30-9:30 AM: Registration & Check-in
· 9:30-11:30 AM: Workshop Opens with Ceremony and Farm Tour at Robinson’s Farm
· 11:30-12:30 PM: Community Lunch (Bring your own Brown Bag Lunch) at Boykin Nutrition Center
· 1:00-3:00 PM: Community Listening Session & Workshop on local efforts to envision environmental and economic justice at Boykin Nutrition Center, Gee’s Bend Ferry Terminal
· 3:30 PM: Conclude program with next steps and needed actions
Water and Snacks
Notebooks and Pens
Hat, Comfortable Clothing
A Friend or Family Member
Local Knowledge!
Local residents will be leading and hosting the community tour and community meeting. This event is created to unite citizens from across Alabama’s Black Belt and the Southeast US to accomplish the following:

– Connect all peoples and their struggles in the Black Belt region
– Tour and learn from local leaders currently working sustainable agricultural and renewable energy projects
– Identify communities’ needs on environmental justice issues including clean & abundant water, public health and sanitation, and more
– Educate and train community members with skills to empower and engage in local and state-wide campaigns
– Build plans and concepts for community development based upon economic justice, equity, and creating local agricultural systems
– Support grassroots organizations with peer-learning, mentoring, and networking
– Build plans for community development based upon economic justice, equity, and creating local agricultural and renewable energy systems
– Unite community leaders with non-profit organizations to continue movement building focusing on diversity and inclusion
– Address the causes and results of poverty and systemic discrimination
Our host partners: Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise; Alabama Sierra Club; Coalition for Alabama Students for the Environment; Gulf South Rising; Hands Off Appalachia; Magic City Agriculture Project; Young Black & Green Alabama


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