- Jun 24 2021
- 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Disparity to Parity Project webinar: Historical Perspectives
On June 24 (1:00-2:30 PM EDT) please join the National Family Farm Coalition, Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund, American University Center for Environment, Community & Equity, and partners in our second in a series of roundtable conversations. We will discuss how lessons from the past can inform policies and practices to transition our society from Disparity to Parity.
Representing the Disparity to Parity Project are Garrett Graddy-Lovelace, Associate Professor at American University School of International Service, and Jim Goodman, retired dairy farmer and NFFC board president.
- Raj Patel, Research Professor at LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas-Austin, facilitating the discussion
- Brenda Cochran – Dairy farmer, American Raw Milk Producers Pricing Association and Farm Women United representative (PA)
- Ben Burkett – Farmer, Mississippi Association of Cooperatives State Coordinator, and Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund representative
- Brad Wilson – Iowa farmer and farm justice historian, Zcomm.org
- Bill Winders – Professor of History, Ivan College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology
Visit Disparity to Parity for more information on this action-research collaboration led by grassroots food and farm justice organizations and coalitions. The project involves farmers, activists, scholars, organizers, movement leaders, and policy analysts (with ample overlap) united by a commitment to farmer, worker, land, food and climate justice, racial equity, and wellbeing for all.
Co-hosted by American University’s new Center for Environment Community & Equity; the National Family Farm Coalition; and the Federation of Southern Cooperatives/Land Assistance Fund
Co-sponsored by ActionAid USA, Agrarian Trust, Farm Aid, Food & Water Watch, Food Solutions New England, The Greenhorns, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Johns Hopkins Center for Livable Future, National Young Farmers Coalition, North American Marine Alliance, Northeast Organic Farmers Associations-Interstate Council, SAAFON, Wisconsin Farmers Union
In recognition of Juneteenth, and with deep gratitude to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color growers and harvesters of food who continue to teach us what true parity should be. We also appreciate and stand in solidarity with the Indian farmers fighting for parity in protest of governments and a neoliberal, pro-corporate, free-trade system seeking to diminish their lives and livelihoods.