A Conversation with Farmer and Food Justice Activist Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol farmer, mother, Vodun Manye (Queen Mother), and award-winning food justice activist who has been tending the soil and organizing for an anti-racist food system for over 20 years.

In her keynote address to the Bioneers 2020 Conference, Leah explained the deep roots of Black land loss and food injustice, and shared the work she at Soul Fire Farm and others around the country in Black and Brown farming communities are doing to reclaim ancestral rights, renew ties to the land, achieve genuine agency in the food system, and advance food sovereignty.

After the conference, Bioneers Co-founder and Chief Relationship Strategist Nina Simons spoke with Leah about her background and work at Soul Fire Farm, and about the healing we can all experience from reconnecting to the land and each other.

Watch Leah’s keynote address to the Bioneers 2020 Conference.

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