Details about event

Sunday, June 9 • 2-4 p.m.

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

The Wells Barn • 1777 E. Broad St.

Register for the Growing and Growth Collective’s annual Juneteenth event, Juneteenth Justice: Pathways to a Sustainable Future. Their goal is to invite the community into conversation with local growers about the ways food producers and food consumers can promote justice, sustainability, and control over what and how we grow and eat.

Their program will feature a keynote with Jim Embry, a nationally-recognized speaker with expertise in Black agriculture and activism in food justice and food sovereignty. They are also hosting a panel discussion on the history and contributions of African Americans in agriculture and the importance of Juneteenth to all Americans.

Agenda for the event:

  • Welcome and introduction of keynote speaker (2:00 PM)
  • Keynote by Jim Embry (2:10 PM – 2:50 PM)
  • Panel Discussion (3:00 PM -3:30 PM)
  • Your choice of a visioning activity by Jim Embry or a tour of the Franklin Park Conservatory garden (3:30 PM – 4:00 PM)

Jim Embry, a nationally-recognized expert in Black agriculture and food justicewill be the keynote speaker. Jim is an eco-activist farmer, Sustainable Communities Network founder, and civil rights activist involved in social justice movements for 65 years.

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