The New American Farmer: Immigration, Race, and the Struggle for Sustainability
Thursday, November 21, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join author Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern in a talk about her new book about the new influx of immigrant farmers in the United States.
Although the majority of farms in the United States have US-born owners who identify as white, a growing number of new farmers are immigrants, many of them from Mexico, who originally came to the United States looking for work in agriculture. Drawing on her forthcoming book from MIT Press The New American Farmer, Dr. Minkoff-Zern will explore the experiences of Latinx immigrant farmers as they transition from farmworkers to farm owners, offering a new perspective on racial inequity and sustainable farming. Minkoff-Zern argues that immigrant farmers, with their knowledge and experience of alternative farming practices, are—despite a range of challenges—actively and substantially contributing to the movement for an ecological and sustainable food system.
When and Where?
- Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- Woodward IRC Room 5 | 2198 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver BC