June 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for a free online panel presentation; Listening to Black Farmers. Our three panelists will share their personal experiences as Black Farmers, social justice advocates, and land conservationists. The panel members, their affiliations, and topics of discussion are listed below;

• Alison Espinosa, of the Rootworker’s Croft, on connecting the past & future of black farming

• Rhyston Mays, of Phillies Bridge Farm, on their personal journey to farming

• Shaniqua Bowden of the Kingston Land Trust,on getting land in black hands

• Followed by a Q&A moderated by SUNY student Melissa Paniagua
Wednesday, June 2, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm ET on Zoom.

We will also share a video produced by Al Jazeera entitled Why are all the Black Farmers Vanishing?


This is a free panel discussion hosted by our friends at the Highland Public Library.

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