February 24, 2022 – As Disparity to Parity 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.
This roundtable discussion gathered 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, Indigenous Environmental Network
- Jeannie Economos – Pesticide Safety and Environmental Health Program Coordinator, Farmworker Association of Florida
- Michael Sligh – organic farmer and retired Just Foods Program Director, RAFI-USA
- Kevin Englebert – retired organic dairy farmer, first certified organic dairy farm
- Marcus Briggs Cloud – founder, Maskoke eco-village Ekvn-Yefolecv (closing remarks)
The webinar is hosted by the National Family Farm Coalition, The Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, and American University CECE.