As project essayist Doug Gurrian-Sherman eloquently wrote:
The historical and largely white incrementalist environmental movement, including its agricultural manifestations, has failed to adequately protect the environment, let alone the rights and wellbeing of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. Only an intersectional movement that embraces and supports leadership from BIPOC communities most affected, and in the service of fundamental political and democratic economic change, will successfully address these issues.
Governments have been slow to acknowledge the environmental, economic, and societal damage inflicted through the corporate control over natural resources, and even slower to enact policies to restore balance.This webinar gathers practitioner-activists to explore some of the environmental inequities–and environmental resilience potential–of agriculture policy.
- Amanda Starbuck, Food & Water Watch Research Director (moderating)
- Brenda Jo McManama, Save Our Roots Campaign Coordinator with Indigenous Environmental Network
- Jeannie Economos, Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Program Coordinator of the Farmworker Association of Florida
- Michael Sligh, organic farmer and retired RAFI-USA Just Foods Program Director
- Kevin Englebert, founder, first certified organic dairy farm, now retired
- Marcus Briggs Cloud, founder, Maskoke eco-village Ekvn-Yefolecv (closing remarks)