July 23- 30, GrassROOTS in collaboration with the Anna Julia Cooper Center mobilized a dozen Black girls and women to participate in an immersive one week living and learning project to learn more about Black land use and food supply.
Amina Anekwe (17) from New Jersey
Nyasah Simmons (11) from New Jersey
Farida Odumosu (17) from New Jersey
Ain Dantzler (14) from Philadelphia
Diya Dantzler (20) from Philadelphia
Leinad Ra (14) from Philadelphia
Zolah Ramsey-Francis (13) from Maryland
Alana Travitt (16) from New Jersey
We visited and baked with Tommi Vincent of Vincent Country; participated in lectures from authors Dr. William Darity and Kristen Mullen at The Samuel Dubois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University and learned about inequity and reparative justice from Durham, North Carolina’s District Attorney Satana Deberry.
The remainder of our trip was spent in Winston-Salem with Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry where we toured Green Heffa Farms, in Liberty, North Carolina with owner and operator Farmer Cee about regenerative farming and connections to Black land.
Listen to this episode of the Takeaway to learn more about this life changing trip. Follow us on IG and FB to see the pictures of our trip and engage us in dialogue.
This project is made possible by investors like you, The Black Girl Freedom Fund and Ms. Foundation.
SuperCamp on the road will return next year.
Listen to the the podcast broadcasted on July 29, 2022