Melanie Allen (Black Farmer Fund), “The Black Farmer Fund: Building a Resilient Food System Through Community Investment” (Yale Center for Business and the Environment)

Event time: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Event description: 
Join Black Farmer Fund’s Program Director Melanie Allen in a conversation with CBEY Resident Fellow Tagan Engel to learn more about this new initiative.  Melanie will discuss the ways the Fund is building and redefining wealth and manifesting their values in their ways of working in a reciprocal relationship with Black farmers, entrepreneurs, and the natural environment. 
The Black Farmer Fund aims to serve as a bridge for black communities to participate in creating a food system that benefits those within and outside of black communities. They are defining wealth beyond financial and intellectual capital to include social capital and ancestral wisdom, to mitigate against climate change, exercise governance, strengthen solidarity, and preserve cultural and ancestral ways of being.