On Monday, August 1, 2022, Renata Barnes and Alex Rivera, Coordinator and Vice-Chair respectively of Outdoor Equity Alliance, presented at Not in Our Town Princeton’s Continuing Conversations on Race and White Privilege. The recording of the presentation will be available next week on the Princeton PL YouTube channel under the Continuing Conversations playlist.
Renata provided the following information for people who want to go deeper into issues of equity in farming, conservation, wilderness recreation, etc.
Booklist (not all titles are currently available through the Princeton Public Library)
Podcast, video clips
Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA — in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to offer some alternative to fast food in a community where “the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”
Coffee at NJ Audubon | Episode 25 “To Change a Narrative”
Black AF in STEM: The BlackAFinSTEM Collective seeks to support, uplift, and amplify Black STEM professionals in natural resources and the environment through professional development, career connection, and community engagement. We aim to inspire new audiences to engage in nature and share the stories of Black conservationists from across the country.
Black Folks Camp Too At the heart of Black Folks Camp Too is the belief that once Black folks become more active campers and begin enjoying the outdoor lifestyle – this will help break down barriers to create more inclusive communities and stronger relationships overall.:
Green Latinos:We envision a healthy and equitable society where communities of color are liberated from disproportionate environmental burdens, free to breathe fresh air, drink pure water, access clean transportation and enjoy our majestic public lands, ocean, and waters.
Corazon Latino: Passion, Love, and Solidarity for the Common Good
Indigenous Environmental Network: Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.
Farmers Footprint: Black Dirt Farm Collective: We want the land to be a spirit place where folks can feel safe, accepted, welcome and not just feel free, but be free.
Indigenous Women for Climate Justice: MADRE was formed in collaboration with the Indigenous Environmental Network as an opportunity for Indigenous women leaders fighting back against extractive industries to learn from one another. For this initiative we gathered partners from Columbia, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Nepal and Nicaragua.
The Northeast Farmers of Color Network: The Northeast Farmers of Color network (NEFOC Network) is an informal alliance of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Asian farmers making our lives on land in the Northeast region (New England, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Middle Atlantic, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.) There are 21 founding member-farms of NEFOC and a total of over 515 farmers, land stewards, and earth workers in our network.
National Black Environmental Justice Network: Environmental Justice affirms the fundamental right to political, economic, cultural and environmental self-determination of all peoples.
Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund: AAI/BAF is a self sustaining collaboration anchored in collective land tenure, spirit-culture reclamation and ecological harmony
Outdoor Afro: Celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature