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Meet Leah Penniman

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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.

Spotlight on Marjora Carter

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Marjora Carter started work in her neighbourhood and is now a leader in the world of sustainable business

Reframing Environmentalism

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A short film to reframe environmentalism: the importance of including all voices in the conversation; the need to look at people as well as things, the fundamental links between Social and Environmental justice. (This film was made by Environmentalists of Color Collective at UCLA.) Other Useful Links about Intersectional Environmentalism: Nature For All Environmentalists of Colour Network […]

Spotlight on John Francis – The Planet Walker…

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John Francis is the founder of PlanetWalker and he walked for 22 years and was silent for 17 years. He is an environmentalist of colour, leader of Planet Walker…

Spotlight on MaVynne Betsch…

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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 […]

Spotlight on Carolyn Finney

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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 […]