This Land is (Not) Your Land
Community Gardens and Land Precarity
Friday, November 15, 2019 · 6 PM - 7:30 PM
This is an off-campus event that is free and open to the public. Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse is located at 1225 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Threats to land access and land rights loom large when organizing and sustaining community garden and urban farming movements. Whitelock Community Farm, Pop Farm, Black Yield Institute, and Filbert Street Garden all provide spaces where their communities can thrive, offering neighborhood events, educational programs, and increased access to beauty, nature, and healthy foods. Despite their important contributions, these organizations encounter struggles in terms of land--from acquisition and environmental concerns to threats of displacement due to land grabs from developers.
Moderated by Baltimore Beat editor, Lisa Snowden-McCray, we will listen to these stories and discuss possibilities for intervention.
This event is organized by UMBC students, Lydia Coley and Rebecca Ferguson, and sponsored by the Public Humanities Minor Program; the Orser Center in the Department of American Studies; and the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC.