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Out of adversity, leadership. black farmers’ role in shaping our food future

On Tuesday, Nov. 30th, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will host a unique opportunity to learn more about life facing rural minority farmers. The event features a photography exhibit which captures signs of adversity and endurance, poverty and self-determination, followed by a community conversation on rural farming with Shirley Sherrod, who is a former Kellogg National Leadership Program Fellow and former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the USDA, along with Michigan farmers Peggy Kohring and Barbara Norman.

Distant Echoes: Black Farmers in America, is a captivating photography and video exhibit which is open to the public from 3-6 p.m. The facilitated discussion about who farms our food in this country, and the issues they face begins at 6:00 p.m.

The event is coordinated by the National Resource Center for Racial Healing. The event is held at the Kellogg Foundation, One Michigan Ave. East in downtown Battle Creek. Admission is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided prior to the program. Seating for the event is limited. To RSVP, call 269.969.2678.

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