Rooted in Collectivity: Lessons from Black Farmer Organizers in Virginia
Wednesday, October 18, 2-3 pm ET (Virtual)

Presented by:

Dr. Nicole Nunoo
Postdoctoral Associate with the Social Sustainability of Agriculture and Food Systems Lab in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at the University of Georgia (former VT CFSCT Fellow and PhD Candidate)

Michael Carter, Jr.
Executive Director, Carter Farms & Africulture, Instructor at the University of Virginia

Thelonius Cook
Owner/Farm Manager of Mighty Thundercloud Edible Forest, Lead Organizer/Visionary of Mid-Atlantic Black Farmers Caucus

This panel discussion delves into the experiences and insights gleaned from Dr. Nicole Nunoo's research on the collective agency of Black farmer organizers in Virginia. The panel features Mr. Michael Carter Jr of Carter Farms and Africulture and Mr. Thelonius Cook of Mighty Thundercloud Edible Forest. Join us as we explore the stories of resilience, community, and empowerment that have emerged from this remarkable group of individuals. Through their struggles and successes, discover the invaluable lessons that can be applied to fostering social change, equity, and sustainable agriculture not only in Virginia but also beyond. This engaging discussion sheds light on the power of collectivity, the challenges faced by Black farmers, and the enduring implications of their efforts on the agricultural landscape. Don't miss the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the transformative potential inherent in collective action and community-driven initiatives.


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