Food justice, feminist activist, Executive Director and Founder of the Black Feminist Project, Tanya Fields, and urban farmer and food justice instructor, Yonnette Fleming, will discuss the work they do to empower their communities to have agency over their health and combat food insecurity. The Black Feminist Project’s work seeks to enrich the lives of, and restore agency, justice, joy, and health to Black Womxn, girls, and non-men; Ms. Fleming’s work seeks to advance systems of knowledge that build healthy communities and provide solutions to the issue of food insecurity, health disparities and social inequities. Their work not only explores the intersections of race, class, gender, and respectability politics, but also seeks to empower communities to tap into their inherent leadership abilities and dare to put themselves at the center of their own universes. In conversation, they will explore what steps are currently being taken and where we go from there to ensure we are empowered to remain truly home grown.
This event is part of our year-long exploration on the theme of “Home, What does it look like now?” How can we reconsider home in the 21st century as we cross states and borders seeking comfort, safety and identity? Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and state sanctioned violence against black bodies, the Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) will explore the significant ways black visual narratives respond to the cultural, dynamic political, social, economic as well intimate changes that force us to (re)interrogate previous conceptions of home.
Cosponsored by the 370J Project, NYU; and the Department of Photography & Imaging, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.