KPFA.org Home
Support KPFA
Making Contact - Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment (encore) - August 24, 2012 at 1:30pm

Making Contact, for August 24, 2012 - 1:30pm

Click to Play:

Download this clip (mp3, 5.14 megabytes)
Play this clip in your Computer's media player
Making Contact - Being Black and Green: African-Americans & the Environment (encore)

Communities across the country have embraced locally-grown food, fuel-efficient cars and other forms of environmentalism. While African-Americans haven’t been on widely credited, they are amongst the vanguard creating positive change. On this edition, we take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in Wisconsin and on a bike ride in California, where local black communities are making long-term impact on the environment.

Featuring: 

*Robert Pierce*, South Madison Farmer’s Market marketing manager, Growing Power Madison coordinator; *Shelley Pierce*, Growing Power staff member; *Javier Vasquez*, Growing Power-Madison intern; *Paris Mogo*, Nairobi, Kenya agriculture extension officer; *Gary R. Grant*, Concerned Citizens of Tillery executive director; *Jenna Burton* and *Nick James*, founders of Red, Bike and Green.


For More Information:

South Madison Farmer’s Market

Madison, WI

http://www.southmadisonfarmersmarket.com/



Growing Power

http://www.growingpower.org/index.htm



The Afri-Can FoodBasket

North York, On Canada

http://www.africanfoodbasket.com/home.html



Rooted in Community

http://www.rootedincommunity.org/index.php



Concerned Citizens of Tillery

Tillery, NC

http://www.cct78.org/



The Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association

http://www.bfaa-us.org/index.html


Red, Bike and Green

Oakland, CA

http://www.redbikeandgreen.org/


People of Kolor Everyday Ridin’

http://checktheweather.tv/about-us/


Critical Mass

http://critical-mass.info/

 

Articles/Videos, etc.:

Pigford v. Glickman

http://www.nationalaglawcenter.org/assets/crs/RS20430.pdf


Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University’s exhibit: “Remembering
Tillery: Our Community, Our Own Land”

http://cds.aas.duke.edu/exhibits/offsite_tillery.html


More from this show: About the Show | Archives of this Show | Playlists from this Show

Playlist for this Program:

Listen Live:

Listen Live
     (64K stereo mp3)

KPFA 94.1 FM (24k mp3)

KPFB 89.3 FM (16k mp3)

iPhone: Public Radio App

Android: TuneIn Radio App

WebOS: Public Radio App

Click Here For Help Listening

KPFA Video Channel