Navigating Race & Inclusivity in Community Gardens with Sama Mirghavami
February 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Well-meaning people have been organizing since the dawn of the local food movement to create vibrant, urban garden spaces in an effort to build and support their communities. However these
efforts, which are often oriented towards the goal of ameliorating social issues such as lack of access to food and green space for marginalized people, sometimes undermine themselves in
terms of equity and inclusivity. How can we ensure that our work as community organizers and gardeners is doing more help than harm? Sama will describe some actions (often unconscious)
that can potentially turn an inclusive space into an unwelcoming one, and explore what we can do to create a beautifully diverse garden community.