Please join the Food Lab for a night of critical conversations focused on issues of justice in the food system.
The Just Food, Just Communities event brings together community partners, scholars, and students to engage in a conversation about the links between racial, economic, and food injustices, and strategies to address them. The event will be held on November 10 at King Urban Life Center Church, 938 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14211. Community organizations, policy makers, university faculty, students, and residents are invited to attend.
Shirley Sherrod, civil rights leader and food justice advocate, will deliver the keynote. Sherrod co-founded the New Communities Land Trust, a collective farm in Southwest Georgia, owned and operated by black farmers in the 1970s and early 80s. Sherrod currently serves as the Executive Director of the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education (SWGAP), a not-for-profit she also co-founded in the 60s. SWGAP’s mission is to educate, engage, and empower through advocacy and community organizing. SWGAP has addressed issues as diverse as school desegregation, voter rights, and access to land for African American farmers.