February 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EST | Free
Educator, farmer, and food justice activist Leah Penniman will lead a passionate and reflective conversation on the work of Soul Fire Farm, the Black farming community and food sovereignty. This event, titled “Cultivating Freedom and Justice in the Food System: The Story of Soul Fire Farm and the Freedom Food Alliance,” is free and open to the public and presented by Goddard College’s Undergraduate Studies Program.
Penniman co-founder of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She also runs an on-farm restorative justice program that is an alternative-to-incarceration for area teens. In these spaces, Leah joyfully and reverently connects learners to the intricate miracle that is this living planet and to their own power as agents of positive change in the community. Her work as a farmer and educator has been recognized nationally by the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program, Presidential Award for Science Teaching, YES! Magazine, the Teaching Channel, New Technology Network, College Board, National Science Teachers Association, Edutopia, Center for Whole Communities, and Rethinking Schools.
Leah holds an MA in Science Education and BA in Environmental Science and International Development from Clark University.