A few themes we explore in this session:
- What does the process of de-colonization look like in agriculture?
- What are the seven steps of de-colonization?
- Where do you see opportunities for decolonizing and taking some of the steps of decolonization in the agriculture and food business?
Melanie Allen De-Colonizing Wealth Project
How do we use land as a tool to heal from racial trauma? How do we challenge the current statistic that 98% of rural land in the US is owned by white people, but 80% of food is grown by People of Color, mostly Latinx farmers born outside of the US?
Land reparations examine the history of how the land has ended up in the hands of White people. That’s a project of the black land and power movement, actively moving money and land into community land trusts and collective land ownership for black stewards.