Mobilize Liberate and Grow:A Guide to Decolonizing Urban FarmingMarch 28th 2019. 18:30 to 20:30
Thursday, 28 March 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm
Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre
1499 Queen Street West, Toronto
A Parkdale Free School event hosted by the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
We cannot expect people of colour, namely black and indigenous people to join spaces and groups that are predominately white because their journey with growing food will be drastically different. Having your lands colonized, facing land based oppression, genocide, the lasting effects of slavery, enduring environmental racism and more shape one’s relationship on food and land.
Cheyenne Sundance, Urban Farmer and Community Organizer, will have an open discussion about what decolonizing farming looks like and what we can do to start our own successful movements. True liberation will come once we see us in roles of growing food for our community, managing our own green spaces and in positions where we can further our food sovereignty movement with respect and dignity.
There will be a Q&A after.
Here are the key topics:
-Let’s Get Started: How to mobilize your political movements successfully.
-For Us, By Us: Black and Indigenous food and land sovereignty movements.
-Land Based Healing: Learning how to heal from a history of land-based oppression that has disconnected Black and Indigenous communities from land
-How to take up space and land and keep space for your community.
-Black and Indigenous land-based oppression in Canada, past and current.
-Our time, Our Lead: Building a community network of food growers.
-No more white saviors: White people’s “place” in the movement.