Making Contact

Making Contact – Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment (encore)

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Communities across the country have embraced locally-grown food, fuel-efficient cars and other forms of environmentalism. While African-Americans haven’t been on widely credited, they are amongst the vanguard creating positive change. On this edition, we take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and on a bike ride in California, where local black communities are making long-term impact on the environment.

Featuring: 

*Robert Pierce*, South Madison Farmer’s Market marketing manager, Growing Power Madison coordinator; *Shelley Pierce*, Growing Power staff member; *Javier Vasquez*, Growing Power-Madison intern; *Paris Mogo*, Nairobi, Kenya agriculture extension officer; *Gary R. Grant*, Concerned Citizens of Tillery executive director; *Jenna Burton* and *Nick James*, founders of Red, Bike and Green.

For More Information:

South Madison Farmer’s Market

Madison, WI

http://www.southmadisonfarmersmarket.com/

Growing Power

http://www.growingpower.org/index.htm

The Afri-Can FoodBasket

North York, On Canada

http://www.africanfoodbasket.com/home.html

Rooted in Community

http://www.rootedincommunity.org/index.php

Concerned Citizens of Tillery

Tillery, NC

http://www.cct78.org/

The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association

http://www.bfaa-us.org/index.html

Red, Bike and Green

Oakland, CA

http://www.redbikeandgreen.org/

People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’

http://checktheweather.tv/about-us/

Critical Mass

http://critical-mass.info/

 

Articles/Videos, etc.:

Pigford v. Glickman

http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/crs/RS20430.pdf

Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University’s exhibit: “Remembering
Tillery: Our Community, Our Own Land”

http://cds.aas.duke.edu/exhibits/offsite_tillery.html


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