The introduction of the Justice for Black Farmers Act in 2020 and the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act of 2021 was the first time many Americans learned about the historical and ongoing discrimination against farmers of African descent by local farm service agencies and private entities like banks. Yet, it was only the latest chapter in the long saga of anti-Black racism in American farming.
On Thursday, October 28, Berkeley Food Institute hosts a panel of legacy farmers, critical race scholars, and a civil rights lawyer discussing the grave injustices of the 1999 Pigford v. Glickman class action racial discrimination lawsuit. Learn more about recent actions by the Biden Administration and Congress to rectify these wrongs, and what you can do to support a more fair and democratic farming system in the United States.
Justice for Black Farmers Online Event
Thursday, October 28, 12:30–2pm