Community Event

Authors in Conversation | WE ARE EACH OTHER’S HARVEST: Author Natalie Baszile in Conversation with Farmer and Activist Karen Washington

Thursday | May 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm

Online Event

Join us for the launch of We Are Each Other’s HarvestCelebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy with author Natalie Baszile in conversation with farmer and activist Karen Washington.

This program is co-presented by California African American Museum (CAAM)

In this impressive anthology, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The “Returning Generation”—young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations.

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