The Black Farmer Files
This virtual event will explore the crossroads of black liberation, food justice, and Austin history.
All ages welcome
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Online Event
Free and open to the public | Gratis y abierto al público
Tags: Adult Lectures, Panels & Conversations


Recognizing the historic Rubin Hancock Farmstead (thought to be one of the earliest farmsteads to be owned and run by African Americans in North Austin), kYmberly Keeton, librarian and archivist of the Austin History Center, will share her informative presentation “The Black Farmer Files: A Retrospective Look at African American Farming in Austin, Texas from the 1800s to Present”. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with: Lisa Boyd from Rooted in Melanin, Simone Benz, and Hallie Casey from the Sustainable Food Center, each are currently doing invaluable work within our local communities around food and racial justice. We will discuss how our individual and collective actions can grow a future we want to be a part of.