Ag in the City


Thursday, March 21, 2019

4-6 p.m.          ‘Undesign the Redline’ – Exhibit & Dialogue

April De Simone, Co-Founder, Designing the We
Braden Crooks, Co-Founder, Designing the We

Friday, March 22, 2019

8:30 a.m.         Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.      Welcome Remarks

Dr. Michael Palis, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, Rutgers University-Camden

Richard Alomar, Associate Director of Urban Extension and Engagement, Rutgers University-New Brunswick

9:30 a.m.        Farming for the People: Cooperative Farming in Cuba

Isis Maria Salcines Milla, Farm Director, UBPC Organopónico Vivero Alamar (Havana, Cuba)

10 a.m.      Farming While Black: Uprooting Racism, Seeding Sovereignty

Amani Olugbala, Professional Facilitator and Storyteller, Soul Fire Farm, Grafton, Rensselaer County, New York

12:00 p.m.    LUNCH

“Building Equity and Justice through Cooperative Economics”

Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, John Jay College – City University of NY Author, Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

1:15 p.m.         Regional Breakout Sessions

2:30 p.m.         Roundtable Reports with Soul Fire Farm

3:30 p.m.       Depart

The Ag in the City Conference will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Campus Center of the main campus of Rutgers University, 326 Penn Street, Camden, New Jersey.