P&P Live! Natalie Baszile — We Are Each Other's Harvest - in conversation with Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg

Upcoming Event
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 6:00pm

This event will stream online as a part of our P&P Live! Series

In this impressive anthology, We Are Each Other's Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy, Natalie Baszile brings together essays, poems, photographs, quotes, conversations, and first-person stories to examine black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today. In the 1920s, there were over one million black farmers; today there are just 45,000. Baszile explores this crisis, through the farmers’ personal experiences. In their own words, middle aged and elderly black farmers explain why they continue to farm despite systemic discrimination and land loss. The "Returning Generation"—young farmers, who are building upon the legacy of their ancestors, talk about the challenges they face as they seek to redress issues of food justice, food sovereignty, and reparations.

Natalie Baszile is the author of the novel Queen Sugar, which was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2014, longlisted for the Crooks Corner Southern Book Prize, nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and adapted for television by writer/director Ava DuVernay and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN. Baszile holds a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and is a graduate of Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. She lives in San Francisco.

Baszile will be in conversation with Dr. Analena Hope Hassberg, a scholar, activist, educator and mother committed to organizing low-income communities of color around food justice and environmental justice. Dr. Hope is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic and Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, a Ford Foundation Predoctoral and Dissertation Fellow, and an active member of several social justice organizations throughout Los Angeles County and the San Francisco Bay Area. Her research investigates and complicates notions of food security and food sovereignty, and situates food as central to Black freedom struggles and contemporary liberation movements.


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Washington, DC 20008
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ISBN: 9780062932563
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Published: Amistad - April 6th, 2021

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