Program-at-a-Glance


Friday, November 4


3-5pm   Urban Agriculture Walking Tours/Community Gardening Walking Tours

Visit opulent gardens and urban farms, growing unique vegetables, fields of pollen-rich wild flowers, and native plants, herbs, fruit, peanuts, and cotton. There are gazebos, hoop houses, hydroponic growing systems, grape arbors, ponds, highly-developed composting systems and more in this sampling of Harlem's Community Gardens.

7-10pm   Evening with BUGS - A Fundraiser Hosted by A’Dar Moroccan Lounge

Join BUGS and DJ CaveM at A'Dar Moroccan Lounge for the kick off party and networking event. Meet with keynote speakers, presenters and conference organizers!


Saturday, November 5


8:30am  Registration & Light Breakfast


9:00am   Opening Plenary 


9:30am   Opening Keynote Panel

  • Savi Horne, Executive Director of the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, Land Loss Prevention Project
  • Dr. Owusu Bandele, Professor Emeritus, Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Walter Hill, Vice Provost of Land Grant University Affairs, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences at Tuskegee University

11am-12:15pm   Workshop Session #1

Workshop Tracks:

  • Building Self-Reliant Communities
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Farmer-to-Farmer
  • Food Policy and Action Planning
  • From Seed to Table

12:15-1:30pm   Lunch

1:30-2:45pm   Workshop Session #2

Workshop Tracks:

  • Building Self-Reliant Communities
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Farmer-to-Farmer
  • Food Policy and Action Planning
  • From Seed to Table

3:00-4:15pm   Session #3

Workshop Tracks:

  • Building Self-Reliant Communities
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Farmer-to-Farmer
  • Food Policy and Action Planning
  • From Seed to Table

4:30-5:45pm   Panel Discussion

Diasporic Alliances for Black Collective Land Sovereignty, Black Women's Mobilization for the Care of Life and Ancestral Territories; Proceso de Comunidades Negras
Panel Description:   The panel, made up of three members of the Black Women's Mobilization for the Care of Life and Ancestral Territories, will share the experiences and ongoing efforts of black communities in Colombia to gain recognition of their collective sovereignty of their ancestral lands, the importance of international solidarity to that struggle, and current efforts to strengthen international solidarity networks by engaging directly with black liberation movement focused on food justice and food sovereignty. 

Sunday, November 6


9-9:30am  Registration


9:30am - 10:45am Workshop Session #1

Workshop Tracks:

  • Building Self-Reliant Communities
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Farmer-to-Farmer
  • Food Policy and Action Planning
  • From Seed to Table

11:-12:30pm   Call to Action Planning

12:30-12:45pm Closing Announcements 

12:45-1:15pm Closing Ceremony with Climbing PoeTree

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