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Boston's "Black Lives, Green Spaces" Program, Fights Food Apartheid!

Food apartheid is a system of segregation that divides those with access to an abundance of nutritious food and those who have been denied that access due to systemic injustice. Such is the case in Boston's Mattapan community whose leaders are fighting back!

A Black-led food and environmental justice movement is blooming in the Mattapan neighborhood of Boston. “Black Lives, Green Spaces” is a virtual conversation led by the Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) and featuring the Urban Farming Institute (UFI) that will engage community members about how we can advance racial equity through green and sustainable measures. This conversation will cover the historic policies that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods like Mattapan and the work of community organizations like MFFC and UFI to implement reparative solutions focused on farming, community gardens, a food forest, walking paths, and community organizing to build healthier thriving communities.

Panelist: Vivien Morris, Founder & Board Chair, Mattapan Food and Fitness Coalition (MFFC) & Patricia E. Spence, President & CEO, Urban Farming Institute (UFI)


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