UW Showcase: Urban Agriculture and Rebuilding Detroit

February 23 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main St, Madison, WI 53703
Cost: Free


Monica White, assistant professor of environmental justice, UW–Madison

About the talk and speaker

White investigates communities of color and grassroots organizations that are engaged in the development of sustainable, community food systems as a strategy to respond to issues of hunger and food inaccessibility. Her recent publications include “A Pig and a Garden: Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Farms Cooperative,” forthcoming in Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment. Her first book, Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement, is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press and is scheduled to be released fall 2017.

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