Semilla / Seed #24: Leah Penniman (Soul Fire Farm)

Viviendo y estudiando en las aldeas garifunas de Iriona, Honduras, mi conciencia sobre los derechos de la tierra y las prácticas agrícolas se elevó. Cuando volví a los Estados Unidos, estaba ansioso por seguir aprendiendo. A través de programas en Soul Fire Farm, he podido participar en intensivos agrícolas y discusiones sobre la propiedad colectiva de la tierra en la parte noreste de los Estados Unidos. La granja Soul Fire Farm promueve la justicia racial en el sistema alimentario y ha desarrollado una red de activistas y agricultores comprometidos con dicho trabajo. Leah Penniman (en la foto de arriba) es una de las agricultoras fundadoras de Soul Fire, y recientemente ha completado su primer manuscrito, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. Al cultivar la conciencia sobre la injusticia en el sistema alimentario y construir redes transnacionales de resistencia a las estructuras opresivas, Soul Fire está apoyando mi trabajo con los miembros de las cooperativas de la yuca que están siendo expulsados de sus tierras. Apoye este trabajo de solidaridad transnacional en curso con una contribución hoy.


Through living and studying in the Garifuna villages of Iriona, Honduras, my awareness around land rights and farming practices was raised. When I returned to the US, I was eager to continue learning. Through programs at Soul Fire Farm, I have been able to participate in farming intensives and discussions of collective land ownership in the northeastern part of the US. The farm advances racial justice in the food system, and has developed an extended community of activists and farmers committed to such work. Leah Penniman (pictured above) is one of Soul Fire’s founding farmers, and has recently completed her first manuscript, Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land. By cultivating awareness about injustice in the food system and building transnational networks of resistance to oppressive structures, Soul Fire is supporting my work with members of the cassava cooperatives who are being pushed off their lands. Please support this ongoing transnational solidarity work with a contribution today.

 

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