July 15, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Denver Union Station

The Color of Farming: An Exploration of Race, Farming and a Different Future

Professor Angela Harris of UC Davis School of Law joins longtime civil rights activist, farmer and Terra Madre delegate Jim Embry in an exploration of the history of American agriculture as a site of citizenship and racialization.

Angela Harris’ essay, “(Re)Integrating Spaces: The Color of Farming,” in the Savannah Law Review outlines structural inequities underlying farm ownership in the United States — a history marked by slavery and indigenous and immigrant exclusion from landownership and citizenship.

Join a conversation led by Jim Embry with farmers and ranchers who are making a different future the reality: Rudy Arredondo of the Latino Farmers and Ranchers Association in D.C., Aretta Begay of the Navajo-Churro sheep presidium, Khai Nguyễn of VEGGI Farmers Cooperative in Louisiana, and Matthew Raifford of Gilliard Farms in Georgia. You’ll come away with an enhanced understanding of the impact of structural racism on farm ownership and the potential and urgent need for change, especially through farm bill programs. You will hear success stories and options for personal action that can lead to a different future.

Thanks to Amy’s Kitchen for supporting our series of free talks to inspire public engagement about good, clean and fair food for all. This talk is part of the Slow Food Nations Food Justice Programming and we would like to thank the many individual donors for their support.



  • Jim Embry
  • Angela Harris
  • Khai Nguyễn
  • Rudy Arredondo
  • Aretta Begay
  • Matthew Raiford
  • Amy's Kitchen