Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol farmer who has been farming 20 years and organizing for an anti-racist food system for 15 years. She currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a people-of-color led project that works to dismantle racism in the food system. Her first book, Farming While Black, has now been published.
Female Environmental Activists
I met with Stephanie Robinson who uses Science, Technology, Art, Engineering and Maths activities (STEAM) to have conversations about how we can transition to a fairer, low-carbon society. Her company, Cyclops Pedal Power uses pedal-powered electronics, and teaches young people practical and leadership skills to address climate change and inequality. Here is what she had to say… […]
Activist, feminist, writer ( soil not oil) speaks on environmentalism for the rights of mother earth. What is our role on this beautiful earth? We lend support to the system by not breaking away from the Age of Oil/Fossil Fuels built on the foundation of the Age of Colonialism. Oil means War.
MaVynne Betsch – Singer, environmentalist, activist and survivor was born on January 13, 1935 in Jacksonville, Florida. “When I die I’m coming back as a butterfly.” She was raised in one of the most pre-eminent black families in the South. Since 1975, Betsch made it her full-time mission to preserve and protect American Beach, her […]
Im a person first before anything… Read her book – Black Faces, Whites Spaces. Its brilliant. “180 years of middle passage, 246 years of slavery, rape and abuse, 100 years of losery freedom: black codes, convict leasing, Jim Crow…all codified by our national institutions. Lynching, medical experimentation, red lining, disenfranchisement, grossly unequal treatment in almost […]
Do you consider yourself to be environmental activist/ artivist? I wouldn’t describe myself as an environmental artist as such, because my work critiques consumer culture more broadly. Recent work has considered ideas of waste and the environmental impact of consumption but other work also considers the impact on the body and the identity of the […]